III.2.E.3

Benchmark 3
Describe life cycles of familiar organisms.

Benchmark Clarification

A life cycle is a series of stages through which all living things (organisms) progress.

Students will:

* Sequence the life cycle stages of plants (seed, plant, flower, fruit)
* Sequence the life cycle stages of animals (egg, young, adult) (egg, larva, pupa, adult)

Key Concept
Life cycle stages:

* egg
* young
* adult
* seed
* plant
* flower
* fruit
* larva
* pupa

Real World Context
Common plants and animals:

* bean plants
* apple trees
* butterflies
* grasshoppers
* frogs
* birds