Bird Life Cycles
Watch the 2 videos about the breeding habits of 2 different common British birds: the Mute swan and the Great tit. Each video contains some key information about each bird as well as a commentary about the breeding cycle: egg laying-incubation-hatching-fledging. (Sorry there are so many videos - due to video upload size being limited. They are not long)
Video 1: Mute swan chicks hatching
Video 2: Great tit nesting-hatching-fledging
Complete Activity 1 – Compare the breeding cycles of the 2 birds as shown.
Complete Activity 2 – Make a Mute Swan or Great Tit Life Cycle. Cut out the pictures of one of the birds. Place in the correct order in a circular shape, connecting each stage to the next by an arrow. Label the pictures and add a short sentence, giving some information about the bird at that stage.
Mammal Life Cycles
Like birds, some mammal babies are born well-developed and are on their feet within hours or even minutes of birth; other babies are completely helpless, some being both deaf and blind when they are born. However, all mammals feed milk to their young, and protect and look after them.
Video 1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zdfpyrd Foal being born
Video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_oCcbk2Jyo Giraffe being born
Video 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7Lqby6GTPE Labrador puppies being born
Complete Activity 3 - Read the article and answer the question.
Complete Activity 4 – Make a Labrador or Giraffe Life Cycle. Cut out the pictures of one of the mammals. Place in the correct order in a circular shape, connecting each stage to the next by an arrow. Label the pictures as asked.