All living things have life cycles; animals give birth to offspring and plants produce seeds. With this simple activity you can do at home, you can find out what your child has learned and not learned about life cycles in the primary school classroom.
A life cycle is the different stages of life for a creature. In science these stages are usually represented by a circular diagram illustrating with words and/or pictures.
What do children learn about life cycles in primary school?
Children learn the following information on the life cycles of various plants and animals.
Oak tree (plant):
Acorn (seed) — seedling — sapling — oak tree
Spawning — tadpole — froglet — frog
Egg — caterpillar — chrysalis — butterfly
Infant — toddler — child — adolescent — adult
How to teach children about life cycles in the classroom?
Children are given the opportunity to observe and document the life cycles of different plants and animals through hands-on activities, research in books or watching video clips on the computer. They can also find answers to the following questions:
- How do fruits and vegetables grow?
How does a frog lay eggs?
How do chicks hatch and turn into chickens?
How do caterpillars turn into butterflies? Like
With the cycles I will give you now, you will find answers to these questions and have fun with your child or student. In this way, it will be more memorable than the time spent in the regular lesson.
You can access the Lifecycles Activity templates here.
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