Classroom printables, activities & worksheets

Life Cycles

Use this collection of life cycles teaching resources when studying plants and animals in your primary classroom. The collection includes several posters and worksheets which clearly explain the life cycles of a range of organisms. Also included are life cycle sorts which allow your students to physical move pieces around to represent the life cycles of plants and animals.

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    Life Cycle of a Chicken - Poster

    A poster to display when learning about the life cycle of a chicken.

    K-3 Teacher Resources 1 page Years: F - 2
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    Science Pattern Match Cards

    A set of 89 task cards to help students learn about patterns in nature.

    Teach Starter Publishing 26 pages Years: F - 2
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    Life Cycle of a Butterfly Concertina Activity

    A cute activity where students re-create the life cycle of a butterfly.

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Years: F - 1
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    Five Wonders Theme Park: Slither House Sketch – Project

    An inquiry projects for students to research animals and their habitats for a reptile house in a theme park.

    Teach Starter Publishing 7 pages Years: 2 - 6
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    Comparing Life Stages Worksheet

    An open-ended task for students to demonstrate their understanding of how animals grow and change.

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Years: 1 - 3
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    My Life Stages 'Lift the Flap' Template

    A template to use when learning about human life stages.

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Years: 1 - 3
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    Human Growth and Change Sorting Activity

    A fun sorting activity to help students identify the behavioural and physical changes humans experience at different life stages.

    Teach Starter Publishing 3 pages Years: 1 - 3
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    Sequencing Life Cycles Worksheet

    An activity for students to use when learning about life cycles.

    Teach Starter Publishing 7 pages Years: 1 - 3
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    Silkworm 'Lift the Flap' Life Stages Template

    An activity for students to use when learning about life stages.

    Teach Starter Publishing 3 pages Years: 1 - 3
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    Eggs-ellent Dominoes

    A set of dominoes to use in the classroom when investigating animals which lay eggs.

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Years: 1 - 3
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    Minibeasts - Title Poster

    A poster to use on your 'Minibeasts' display board.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Years: F - 6
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    Grasshopper Life Cycle - Blank Template

    A blank grasshopper life cycle template to use in the classroom when learning about minibeasts.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Years: 1 - 4
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    Minibeast Life Cycle - Blank Templates

    A set of blank life cycle templates to use in the classroom when learning about minibeasts.

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Years: 1 - 4
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    Bean Growth Experiment

    An experiment for students to observe the growth and change of a plant.

    Teach Starter Publishing 4 pages Years: 1 - 7
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    Silkworm Life Cycle Sort

    Help your students concrete their understanding of silkworm life cycles with this interactive game.

    Teach Starter Publishing 3 pages Years: 1 - 3
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    Silkworm Life Cycle Poster

    An educational poster displaying the life cycle stages of a silkworm.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Years: 1 - 3
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    Butterfly Life Cycle Poster

    An educational poster displaying the stages of a butterfly's life cycle.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Years: 1 - 4
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    Butterfly Life Cycle Sort

    Help your students concrete their understanding of life cycles with this interactive game.

    Teach Starter Publishing 3 pages Years: 1 - 3
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    Numbat Life Cycle Sort

    Help your students concrete their understanding of the numbat life cycle with this interactive game.

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Years: 1 - 7
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    Life Cycle of a Numbat Poster

    A poster showing the life cycle of a numbat.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Years: 1 - 7
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    Fly Life Cycle Sort Activity

    Help your students concrete their understanding of the fly life cycle with this interactive game.

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Years: 1 - 7
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    Life Cycle of a Fly Poster

    A poster explaining the life cycle of a fly.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Years: 1 - 7
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    Plant Life Cycle Sort

    Help your students concrete their understanding of the plant life cycle with this interactive game.

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Years: 1 - 7
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    Frog Life Cycle Sort

    Help your students concrete their understanding of the frog life cycle with this interactive game.

    Teach Starter Publishing 2 pages Years: 1 - 7
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    Marine Primary Producers

    Use this poster to demonstrate the role of primary producers in the marine ecosystem food chain.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Years: 2 - 7
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    Life Cycle of a Frog

    A poster showing the life cycle of a frog.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Years: 1 - 7
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    Plant Life Cycle Poster

    A poster showing the continuous life cycle of a plant.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Years: 1 - 7
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    Growth and Change Teaching Resource Pack

    An extensive collection of teaching resources to use when learning about growth and change.

    Teach Starter Publishing 159 pages Years: 1 - 4
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    Minibeasts Teaching Resource Pack

    This extensive collection of minibeasts resources includes educational posters, classroom decorations, word wall templates, page templates and worksheets for you to mix and match with your class.

    Teach Starter Publishing Years: 1 - 5
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    Growth and Change Unit Plan

    This Biological Sciences unit explores how living things grow and change. Animal offspring (including humans) are compared with their parents and plants are grown from seed in order to observe change over a period of weeks.

    Teach Starter Publishing 97 pages Years: 1 - 2
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    Changes, Changes Everywhere!

    An assessment task in which students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of how living things grow and change.

    Teach Starter Publishing 4 pages Years: 1 - 2 60 mins
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    Big Changes!

    A 60 minute lesson in which students will develop their understanding of the concept of metamorphosis.

    Teach Starter Publishing 17 pages Years: 1 - 2 60 mins