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FREEBIES: Life Cycle Mobiles

Are your students learning about the life cycle of a frog, bird, bug, whale, or cat?

A drawing of a skull with a striped backgroundAre you collecting resources to meet NGSS 3-LS1-1? (Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.)

With this FREE product, students cut apart squares that represent the stages in an animal’s life, glue them back-to-back with a piece of string between the images, and then suspend the images in a spiral from an embroidery hoop or a loop make from a folded piece of construction paper.

Choose from blackline images, color images, or blank squares for students to draw each image and from English text or Spanish text.

I’ve included FREE life cycle mobiles for FROGS, BIRDS, 



You can arrange the images for a quick assessment of student understanding of the life cycle of an animal. Use the images from more than one mobile to compare and contrast the life cycle stages of an animal. Create a large mobile and hang it in your classroom to highlight the animal you are studying.

Students love to take these home to share with family members!

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