Wildlife Life Cycles

Deer fawn
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Elementary students learn that baby wildlife can look very different from their parents and that babies have adaptations that help protect them as they grow up. This lesson also teaches students about the importance of not touching or relocating baby wildlife and how mother animals may leave their babies alone for parts of the day.  

Students recite the four phases of an animal’s life cycle and play a card game. Finally, students explore their school yard, park, or local greenspace to observe and identify an animal, and then research and illustrate that animal’s lifecycle.  

Lesson plan

Wildlife Life Cycles 

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