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Life Cycle

A seed is sleepy, but after a nice long nap, some sun, and a snack it is ready to grow into something magnificent!

Teach students about life cycles by learning about worms and the ways they benefit the garden and farms. Through reading literature and completing hands-on activities, the class will conduct a worm investigation and observe that the organisms (and other animals) need food, air and space to grow.

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Friends come in all shapes and sizes. While one friend finds himself completely transformed after a long snooze, the other sticks to his routine and feels that he has missed out on something special. In the end, however, they discover that one could not have survived without the other.

Teach students about insect life cycles through a close look at butterflies.

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A visual nonfiction account of everything earthworm.

A year in the life of a sunflower, from seed to plant to flower and back to seed.

Ladybugs don’t start out as a red, fiery, and bright insect. Read along to discover the life cycle from egg to ladybug.

Do you know the length of an otter’s lifetime? Or a giant sequoia tree? Journey through time in this book filled with facts, realistic images, and land upon a beautifully simple message.