Lesson Plan

Life Cycles

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Grade Level:
First Grade
Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Ecology
National/State Standards:
Utah Integrated Core Curriculum Topic, Standard Four: Students will gain an understanding of Life Science through the study of changes in organisms over time and the nature of living things.
Life cycle, metamorphosis, seasonal changes, Butterflies, frogs, insects, galls


Students explore plant changes by performing a play depicting the life cycle of a wildflower through the seasons. They explore life cycles of frogs and toads, along the way discovering the difference between them. Students learn about insect metamorphosis, focusing on moths and butterflies, and discover the surprising world of insect galls.