Life CyclesMiss. Farmer

Hello Class!
Today we will be learning about animal life cycles. We will explore four different life cycles in particular. They are the butterfly, frog, grasshopper, and fish. First, watch this video to get your minds going! We will be taking a short quiz about what you know about life cycles already. We will then be performing a skit about a life cycle that you will come up with with your group! Look below to find you group members and the life cycle you will be focusing on. Use this page and follow the links to different videos and websites to help you. After our skits, we will discuss as a group, and then take another short quiz to see what you learned.

For homework, you will need to respond to a blog on our class Moodle site.
Also, underneath your Group names is a section for you to enter the stages of your life cycle in bullet format. Use the websites and videos lower on the page to help you.

Initial and Final Knowledge Quizzes can be found on the Moodle site as well, under the classroom content tab. These can be uploaded and taken there.

Groups and Assigned Life Cycle

Group 1- Butterfly

Stages of a Butterfly's Life Cycle

Group 2- Frog

Stages of a Frog's Life Cycle

Group 3- Grasshopper

Stages of a Grasshopper's Life Cycle

Group 4- Fish

Stages of a Fish's Life Cycle

Websites to help you
Butterfly Life Cycle
Butterfly Life Cycle 2
Frog Life Cycle
Frog Life Cycle 2
Grasshopper Life Cycle
Grasshopper Life Cycle 2
Fish Life Cycle
Fish Life Cycle 2

Videos to help you

Don't Forget! - Homework
Respond to the class blog question on class Moodle site. You can also find another website to help you on the Moodle site.

Teacher Section (students will not see this portion of the wiki)
Google Spreadsheet

Lesson Plan

Content Standard-
1.3. Organisms change in form and behavior as part of their life cycles.
Some organisms undergo metamorphosis during their life cycles; other organisms grow and change, but their basic form stays essentially the same.
1.3.a.1 Plants and animals have life cycles that include a predictable sequence of stages: they begin life, develop into adults, reproduce and eventually die.

Student Objectives- Students will be able to understand that animals progress through life cycles of birth, growth and development, reproduction, and death. They will understand that the life cycle is different for every organism.
Students will be able to show their understanding by acting out a short skit on their assigned animal's life cycle.
Students will complete a brief initial knowledge quiz before the lesson, and a final knowledge quiz after the lesson.
Students will use the class wiki to conduct their research and submit the stages of their life cycle in bulleted fomat.Students will use the class Moodle site to respond to a blog question.

Technology Standards-
2. Communication and Collaboration:
a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.

3. Research and Information Fluency
b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.

CCSU lesson plan template