Students cut apart squares that represent the stages in a cricket's or a ladybug's life, glue them together with a piece of string, and then suspend them from an embroidery hoop or a loop make from construction paper.
Choose from blackline, color images, or blank squares for students to draw each image. Choose from English text or Spanish text.
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This activity could be used in a unit created to meet NGSS 3-LS1-1♦.
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♦ 3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.
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