Teaching overview

Learning points

  • Human babies are born completely helpless, and depend on adults for their survival.
  • Humans have adapted to find certain features "cute", to encourage them to look after young babies.
  • Many of the things we find cute, such as a large head, big eyes and chubby cheeks, are present in other animals too.

Curriculum keywords

  • Life cycles
  • Adaptation
  • Reproduction

Spark a discussion

  • What physical features make babies cute?
  • Why do we feel protective towards babies?
  • Why do humans find other baby animals cute?

Twig Science: A Complete Pre-K–8 Program for the NGSS

Immersive Investigations with High-Quality Multimedia

  • Investigating, designing, building, and understanding phenomena
  • Hands-on, digital, video, and print investigations
  • Synchronous/asynchronous distance learning