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Learning Objective: 5.

1 Analysing the pattern of human growth


Learning Outcomes:
Compare and contrast between the growth rate in male and female.
Describe the effects of nutrition on the growth in children.
1.

The diagram below shows the growth curve of human males and females.

Compare and contrast between the growth rate in male and female below.
Male

Similarities

Female

Both grow at a same rate after birth until the age of:

___________
The differences in growth rate between the ages of:

2.

(Faster / Slower)

4 and 12

(Faster / Slower)

(Faster / Slower)

12 and 14

(Faster / Slower)

(Faster / Slower)

14 and 20

(Faster / Slower)

Draw lines to match the following nutrients with their effects on the growth of children if
they lack these nutrients in their diet.
Iodine

Ricket

Iron

Goiter

Protein

Anaemia

Vitamin D

Kwashiorkor

Learning Objective: 5.1 Analysing the pattern of human growth


Answer Scheme
1.

The diagram below shows the growth curve of human males and females.

Compare and contrast between the growth rate in male and female below.
Male

Similarities

Female

Both grow at a same rate after birth until the age of:
4
The differences in growth rate between the ages of:

2.

(Faster / Slower)

4 and 12

(Faster / Slower)

(Faster / Slower)

12 and 14

(Faster / Slower)

(Faster / Slower)

14 and 20

(Faster / Slower)

Draw lines to match the following nutrients with their effects on the growth of children if
they lack these nutrients in their diet.
Iodine

Ricket

Iron

Goiter

Protein

Anaemia

Vitamin D

Kwashiorkor