Ladybug Terrarium Observation and Research Center [PRINTABLE]

Ladybug Terrarium Observation and Research Center [PRINTABLE]
Ladybug Terrarium Observation and Research Center [PRINTABLE]
Ladybug Terrarium Observation and Research Center [PRINTABLE]
Ladybug Terrarium Observation and Research Center [PRINTABLE]
Ladybug Terrarium Observation and Research Center [PRINTABLE]
Ladybug Terrarium Observation and Research Center [PRINTABLE]
Ladybug Terrarium Observation and Research Center [PRINTABLE]
Ladybug Terrarium Observation and Research Center [PRINTABLE]
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Product Description

Your students can learn firsthand about metamorphosis and the different life cycle stages of insects by observing ladybugs at this research center! 

While they are recording their observations of ladybugs in an enclosed terrarium, students will also formulate a question (or two) to answer.  Using library resources (print, digital, or online), students will then answer their questions and cite the resources they used.

This library center is designed to be used in a school library with students in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, but it can be used just as easily as a literacy or science center in an elementary classroom.

Product Contents:

✏️ Ladybugs Observation and Research Library Center printable sign with learning targets (or learning goals) and "I will" statement directions

  • Editable in Microsoft Word .docx file format; easy-to-print PDF file format also included
  • Landscape and portrait versions
  • Applicable standards listed from: National Common Core Standards for English Language Arts (ELA), Pennsylvania Core Standards (ELA), and select AASL National School Library Standards for Learners (2018)

✏️ Printable Observation and Research Notebooks for students to take notes and answer questions

  • Editable in Microsoft PowerPoint .pptx and Microsoft Publisher .pub file formats; easy-to-print PDF file also included
  • The "simple" Research Notebook version is 1 page, printed front-and-back, and it has a simpler bibliography and shorter research section.
  • The "complex" Research Notebook version is 2 pages, printed front-and-back, and it requires full citations for the bibliography and a longer, more in-depth research process.
  • Either or both Research Notebooks can be used with students in various grades or at different ability levels to differentiate your instruction.

✏️ "How to Write a Resource Citation" tutorial/help signs for writing elementary-friendly MLA citations

  • Editable Microsoft Word .docx file format and easy-to-print PDF file format
  • Includes citation examples for books/ebooks, databases, and other general websites

✏️ BONUS!  Library Centers Routine sign

✏️ Comprehensive, Editable Lesson Plan in Microsoft Word .docx file format, including:

  • Big ideas and essential questions from the PA Library Model Curriculum
  • Objectives or learning targets
  • National Common Core Standards, Pennsylvania Core Standards, and 2018 AASL National School Library Standards for Learners
  • Suggested assessment methods
  • Materials needed
  • Detailed procedure (great for substitutes!)
  • Reflection and notes space for improvements to make next time
  • Bibliography of resources used at the center

✏️ Supplies List with links for where to purchase the terrarium and/or ladybug larvae (included in the preview)

✏️ Teacher Notes with more resources and information to help you set up and use the library center in a new or existing library centers structure.


PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE PREVIEW for full contents, product photos, teacher notes, and the supplies list.


Resource Requirements:

You will need access to books, ebooks, and/or online websites about ladybugs for students to complete their research.  I have included ​both print books and online databases in the bibliography section of the Research Notebooks, but ​a collection of reliable websites would also suffice depending on your students’ needs and research skills level.

Terms of Use

© Mrs. J in the Library - By purchasing this product, you receive a one-user license. Copying or distributing to others is prohibited.  Additional licenses for sharing with other educators are available at a discount. For teacher-librarians: You may use this product with all of your classes and students.

Still have questions?
You can contact me through the Q & A section on TpT with any questions or requests. You can also email me at MrsJintheLibrary@gmail.com.

You might also like these other library centers by Mrs. J in the Library:

Bird Watching and Research Library Center

Book Review Writing and App Review Writing Library Center

Trivia Question Research Library Center with Differentiated Citations for K-5

Library Centers Tracking Booklets / Menus with Learning Badges (Gamification)


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