Backyard Science: The Life Cycle of Ladybugs in First Grade
My students need live ladybug larva and non-fiction books about ladybugs.
My first graders are curious and excited to learn about the world around them. Their academic skills in all areas are growing by leaps and bounds as we explore the world around us.
I teach first grade at a Science Technology Engineering and Math School.
My students will soon be studying the life cycle of ladybugs. This helpful insect goes through a complete metamorphosis similar to a butterfly. I would like my first graders to raise ladybugs from larva so that they can compare and contrast its life cycle to the life cycle of other insects we've studied this year. I would also like to add non-fiction books about ladybugs to our classroom library.
My students will use these supplies learn about the life cycle of ladybugs by raising ladybugs from larva. They will draw pictures and write about each life cycle stage in their science journal, and they will read non-fiction books about life cycles.
This humble beetle will help my students understand the life cycle of insects, cause them to wonder about the amazing creatures in their very own backyard, and motivate them to read and write.
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