Living things 7

Theme             Learning about the environment

Basic science    J.S.S.2   First Term


Living things 7

Performance Objectives                        

The student should be able to:

1. State the factors affecting growth and developments

2. Outline the factors promoting growth and development.


Factors affecting growth and development

Although the terms growth and development are used synonymously, they have different meanings biologically. Growth refers to the incremental changes in physical characteristics such as height, weight, size, etc., while development refers to qualitative changes to growth in an orderly and meaningful fashion which results in maturity. Growth and development contribute to each other, are inseparable, and occur simultaneously.

Here are a few factors affecting growth and development.

1. Heredity

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