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Science at key stages 1 and 2    (Year 4)

Unit 4A: Moving and growing

About this unit

Through this unit children learn about how the skeleton is related to movement and support in humans and what happens to the skeleton and muscles as they move. They also compare human bones and skeletons with those of other animals.

Experimental and investigative work focuses on:

  • turning questions into a form that can be investigated and collecting sufficient evidence
  • making observations, measurements and comparisons
  • interpreting evidence.
Work in this unit also offers opportunities for children to relate understanding of science to personal health.

This unit takes approximately 12 hours.

Sections in this unit

This unit is divided into sections. Each section contains a sequence of activities with related objectives and outcomes. You can view this unit by moving through the sections or print/download the whole unit.
1. Introduction
2. Bones and skeletons
3. Comparing skeletons
4. Growing
5. Testing ideas about body size
6. Supporting the body
7. Muscles and bones
8. Muscles and exercise
9. Review