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Complete and Incomplete Metamorphosis Foldable: Life Cycles Lesson

POP Science
Grade Levels
2nd - 6th, Homeschool
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18 pages
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Looking for an engaging and interactive notes page to teach or review complete and incomplete metamorphosis? This interactive folding notes page is designed to teach students to differentiate between incomplete and complete metamorphosis. It also helps student compare and contrast various types of life cycles including: insects, frogs, birds, and plants. It is important that students understand that all living things have life cycles with distinct forms. The note portion under each tab is fill-in-the-blank. This foldable can be used at lower grade levels as well as in higher grades as a quick review of life cycles. I have used it in an 8th grade classroom but have also given it to 2nd and 3rd grade teachers who teach insect life cycles. I included a key and 3 versions so you can decide which one best fits your student’s needs.

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3 differentiated student versions of the foldable

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NGSS - LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms: Reproduction is essential to the continued existence of every kind of organism. Plants and animals have unique and diverse life cycles. (3-LS1-1)


3.10B TSIET investigate and compare how animals and plants undergo a series of orderly changes in their diverse life cycles such as tomato plants, frogs, and lady beetles.

4.10C TSIET explore, illustrate, and compare life cycles in living organisms such as beetles, crickets, radishes, or lima beans.


life cycle, metamorphosis, tadpole, bird, chick, insect, nymph, larva, egg, plant, complete, incomplete, growth, compare, differences, growth, development

Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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