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Life Story


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    The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

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Life Story

In this two-part activity, learners compare and contrast a variety of life cycles to better understand different organisms and how they develop. Learners arrange and label photos of their family members to explore the human life cycle. Then learners research plant and animal life cycles, develop an illustrated "life story" of an assigned species, and share their findings with the group.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 7 days

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Copies of student family photographs/ photos obtained from magazines Glue sticks
  • Access to resources about plant and animal life cycles
  • Paper/ Construction Paper
  • Pencil
  • Crayons or markers

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
      • Biodiversity
    • Ecology
      • Biodiversity
    • Heredity and Genetics

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Source Collection:

  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore,

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