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Year 4 Investigate Growth

Posted on: 02 Feb 2015 by Weston Green School | Category: Key Stage 2, Year 4

Pupils in Year 4 have been learning about the main functions of the human skeleton and the names of all their bones in science lessons over the past few weeks. They have been investigating how the human skeleton grows during childhood right through to adulthood and they enjoyed carrying out some investigative work to try to answer questions such as, “Can people with larger feet jump further?” “Do grown-ups have much longer forearms than children?”


Before they measured how far each child in the class could jump, they made accurate measurements of the area of their feet, using cm² paper. They then recorded each jump and used the data to compile graphs showing their results. When they looked for patterns in their results, pupils were surprised to find that those with the largest foot area did not necessarily make the longest jump!


Results from their investigation on measuring forearms also proved interesting when they compared boys’ measurements with girls and some of the taller pupils’ measurements with those of the adults.

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