Comparing Life Cycles

Comparing Life Cycles

Comparing the life cycles of different organisms is amazing! Some life cycles are similar, and others are very different. Get your students comparing the life cycles with these free downloads.


Butterfly Life Cycle

Simple Science: Butterfly Life Cycle

Here’s all the information you need to teach life cycles, plus a cut-and-color worksheet for students. The life cycle of a painted lady butterfly has 4 stages. From an egg, to a tiny caterpillar that eats, grows and eats some more, then a chrysalis and finally emerging as a butterfly that flies away on a breeze, it’s amazing to watch!
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Bessbug Lifecycle

Simple Science: Bessbug Life Cycle

How does a bessbug get from a tiny egg to an adult beetle? Read about the different stages of a bessbug’s growth. Then students can color, cut and create their own version of the bessbug life cycle.
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Frog Life Cycle

Simple Science: Frog Life Cycle

Frog’s have three stages in their life cycle—egg, tadpole and frog. Read about the different stages of a frog’s growth. Then take a multiple choice quiz on the life cycle.
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Hornworm Life Cycle

Simple Science: Hornworm Life Cycle

How does a hornworm get from an egg to a moth? Read about the different stages of a hornworm’s growth. Then students can color, cut and create their own version of the life cycle.
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Ladybug Life Cycle

Simple Science: Ladybug Life Cycle

How does a ladybug get from an egg to an adult flying insect? Read about the different stages of a ladybug’s growth. Then students can color, cut and create their own version of the ladybug life cycle.
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Luna Moth Life Cycle

Simple Science: Luna Moth Life Cycle

How does a luna moth get from an egg to an adult flying insect? Read about the different stages of a luna moth’s growth. Then students can color, cut and create their own version of the life cycle.
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