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Exploring Nature Educational Resource:

Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science Resources for K-12

Life Cycles - Plants & Animals

Life Cycles - Plants & Animals

All living things (organisms) have a life cycle. They are born, they grow up, they reproduce and they die. Different groups of organisms have different kinds of life cycles. The life cycle of an insect is very different from the life cycle of a mammal or a reptile.  In this collection see the life cycles of many kinds of animals illustrated for you to examine. Print them out as posters or try a life cycle activity!

LS1.B Growth And Development Of Organisms

K-2 Parents and offspring often engage in behaviors that help the offspring survive.

3-5 Reproduction is essential to every kind of organism. Organisms have unique and diverse life cycles.

6-8 Animals engage in behaviors that increase the odds of reproduction. An organism’s growth is affected by both genetic and environmental factors.

9-12 Growth and division of cells in organisms occurs by mitosis and differentiation for specific cell types. has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.

cheetah, tiger, panda, fox, bear, cougar