This unit helps children to learn that there are many aspects to keeping healthy. Children learn about the heart and how heart beat is affected by exercise and relate this to what they already know about movement and exercise.
Experimental and investigative work focuses on:
Work in this unit also offers opportunities for children to find out how early scientific ideas about diet and health were tested. It helps them to use knowledge and understanding of science to explain and interpret phenomena related to their personal health. Teaching about tobacco, alcohol and other drugs is likely to be undertaken in relation to the school's education programme for personal, social and health education.
- repeating measurements
- representing data in bar charts and graphs, and interpreting these
- using results to draw conclusions.
This unit takes approximately 10 hours.