Animals: Life Cycles for Primary Students
These sites focus on animal life cycles for Primary students. Learn about different stages of animal life cycles and see similarities and differences among animals. Diagrams, printouts, pictures, and lesson plans are included. Students may participate in creating an original dance on the life cycle of the monarch butterfly or observe eggs hatching. There is a link to eThemes Resource on Animals: Life Cycles.
Students will learn about eggs, incubation, hatching, and caring for chickens. Writing, observing, and caring for chicks provide students an understanding of a life cycle.
The Dance of the Butterfly
Use this lesson plan with students to create an original dance of the life cycle of a monarch butterfly.
Create Question and Answer books
Use this lesson plan to create a writing activity based on life cycles of frogs, chickens or butterflies. Students will read, research and make a class book of their findings.
Build Your Own Caterpillar
Students learn about colors, body parts, and extras to build a caterpillar for survival in a particular habitat. Rolling over body parts with a mouse provides important information in building a caterpillar.
eField Trip: Understanding the Metamorphosis of Butterflies
Take your students on a free virtual field trip to learn about the metamorphosis of butterflies.
The Children's Butterfly Site
This site provides lesson plans, photographs,and videos about butterflies and life cycles. Students may submit their stories about butterflies.
Use these games to challenge students in putting together stages of animals in four different habitats.
Enchanted Learning: Chickens
This site provides a themed unit for primary students about chickens. Diagrams, information, print-outs, and writing activities are given. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Enchanted Learning: Frogs and Toads
A vast amount of information about frogs, life cycles, crafts, and print-outs is provided. NOTE This site has ads.
Enchanted Learning: The Butterfly
Use the myriad of ideas and information to teach about the life cycle of a butterfly. Crafts, vocabulary, links and print-outs are available. NOTE: This site has ads.
Tim and Moby learn about metamorphosis of butterflies and frogs. A quiz, further information, craft and questions are provided. NOTE: This site requires a subscription.
Study Life Cycles with Butterflies
This lesson plan uses butterflies as a means to investigate changes in kids' lives. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Cycles of Life
This lesson plan allows students to have a hands-on experience and learn about the metamorphosis of insects. NOTE: This site contains ads.
eThemes Resource: Animals: Life Cycles
These sites focus on the stages animals go through as they mature. Learn how insects, fish, amphibians, birds, mammals, and humans develop. See videos of animals when they are developing embryos. Watch a chicken hatch from its egg. There are many diagrams that visually represent the life cycle.
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