Animal Life Cycle

Introduction

All living things reproduce and the similarities and differences between animals and their offspring variate from one species to another. Although each living thing is different from others, the phases of its life cycle are predictable.

 

It will be your job to investigate, observe and record these life cycle phases. The information that you find will help your team to share in informing other classmates about the differences and similarities between living organisms.

Task

The Challenge

You will be assigned to 1 of 5 teams, each team consisting of 4-5 members. Each team will be assigned an animal to research. Your team will become informed of the stages and time period of the life cycle of the animal that you are researching, the things it needs to survive, and some other interesting facts about your animal.

Your team will use internet resources to gather information and answer the questions that you are asked. Your team will then put the information together in order to make:

1. A report to the class

2. A strip drawing (like a comic strip) of the stages of the animal's life cycle

3. Other pictures or information you would like to add.

Process

Teams

Click on the team you have been assigned.

 

Ladybugs

 

Mosquitoes

 

 Flies

 

Butterflies

Frogs

Evaluation

Evaluation

 

If you have completed this investigation, you are probably an expert on your animal's life cycle. Keep up the good work!

Now that you have finished, please rate yourself.

Did you:

1. Answer all of the questions

2. Create a strip drawing with a title and labels

3. Present your findings to the class

 

If you did all of these things you have successfully completed your challenge.

Super job!

 

Give yourself a 4.

 

If you did two of these things, nice job!

Give yourself a 3.

 

If you did one of these things, keep going!

Give yourself a 2.

 

If you did not complete any of these things, nice try.

Give yourself a 1.

Conclusion

Conclusion

Congratulations!

You have completed your investigation of animal life cycles. You should have:

1. Written and presented a report to the class.

2. Drawn a strip drawing (like a comic strip) of the stages of your animal's life cycle.

3. Found and presented any other pictures or information that you thought were interesting.

 

You should have found through your investigation that all living things reproduce and animals and their offspring have many similarities and differences. You should have also noticed that although each living thing is different from others, the phases of an animal's life cycle are predictable.

 

 

 

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Credits

Credits

This WebQuest was created as part of the WebQuest Academy Program of the Warrensburg R-VI Schools in Warrensburg, Missouri. This program is funded by a Competitive Technology Grant from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

 

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Teacher Info

All living things reproduce and the similarities and differences between animals and their offspring variate from one species to another. Although each living thing is different from others, the phases of its life cycle are predictable.

Before the students begin their investigations you may find it necessary to place them in teams and assign each team an animal to investigate.

It will be the job of each group of students to investigate, observe and record animal life cycles. This webquest will give you a chance to assess a student's ability to:

1. Actively participate in the learning process.

2. Acquire knowledge and skills necessary to gather, analyze, and apply ideas utilizing technological tools in a variety of formats.

3. Communicate within and beyond the classroom.

4. Creatively display aquired information.