Life Cycles

Chicken Life Cycle

posted May 27, 2011, 6:58 PM by Karyn Keenan   [ updated May 27, 2011, 7:02 PM ]

Here are some pictures from the Chick Hatchery at the Museum of Science and Industry:


posted May 11, 2011, 6:40 PM by Karyn Keenan

We create the butterfly life cycle out of pasta!

This time lapsed video of a monarch butterfly is a great summary of the butterfly life cycle. We raise caterpillars and this year utilized a wikispaces page to journal our observations.

This sheet can also be used by students to note facts they find when reading about butterflies.

Frog Facts

posted May 11, 2011, 6:39 PM by Karyn Keenan

The SMART notebook file titled "Frog Fact Finder" can be used while reading either From Tadpole to Frog or From Tadpole to Frog (different version). The Frog Life Cycle Worksheet has space for students to draw and label the life cycle, as well as complete a cloze paragraph on the life cycle.

Plant Part Song

posted May 11, 2011, 6:39 PM by Karyn Keenan

To help learn the parts of a plant check out the Plant Parts Song!

Comparing Trees and Plants

posted May 11, 2011, 6:38 PM by Karyn Keenan

This simple sheet helps students compare tree parts to plant parts.

Deciduous and Coniferous Trees

posted May 11, 2011, 6:37 PM by Karyn Keenan

Here is a file to take notes on the differences between deciduous and coniferous trees. This website can help explain the differences in trees:

Butterfly Fact Finder Sheet

posted May 11, 2011, 6:34 PM by Karyn Keenan

This sheet helps students write facts they learn while reading paragraphs about butterflies.

Life Cycle Review Book

posted May 11, 2011, 6:33 PM by Karyn Keenan

We create a Life Cycle Review Book to summarize learning (butterfly life cycle, chicken life cycle, plant parts, butterfly life cycle, tree parts).

Chickens Aren't The Only Ones

posted May 11, 2011, 6:31 PM by Karyn Keenan

As part of our Life Cycle unit, I include a lesson on oviparous and non-oviparous animals centered around Ruth Heller's book "Chickens Aren't the Only Ones." There is a SMART Board notebook file and a word document (students need to identify an oviparous and non-oviparous animal and then look up their definitions in a dictionary).

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