Life Stages - Plants or Animals

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Each living thing goes through stages of development. Construct a small theater with scenes that change to present the growth cycle of plants or animals. We offer materials to study typically pumpkins or butterflies. With a design flexible enough for teachers and students to go back to their classes and present another life cycle on the reverse side of each stage block.

Meets Connecticut Science Standards

  • 1.3: Organisms change in form and behavior as part of their life cycles.
  • 2.2: Plants change their forms as part of their life cycles.

Meets Common Core Standards

  • 1-LS3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits







Download Life Cycle Clock prog Info.pdf (pdf, 72.7kb)
Download Butterfly Student Mat.pdf (pdf, 32.5kb)
Download Frog Student Materials.pdf (pdf, 29.8kb)
Download Pumpkin Student Materials.pdf (pdf, 35.0kb)

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