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Metamorphosis Matching

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Metamorphosis Matching

This is an activity where learners will compare the different metamorphosis stages of amphibians. By matching different life stages of different species, the learners can compare and contrast key characteristics and stages of the life cycle. Learners will match larval stages to adult stages and notice bodily changes in the growth process. This activity can be modified for a slightly more advanced topic.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 6 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Photos of amphibians at different stages of life
  • Pictures of other animals, including humans, in juvenile and adult stages


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
      • Classification

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Games


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access



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