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Become a part of the L.D.T., The Lifecycle Discovery Team.

Team members will explore some of the different animals in our world and see first hand the process of growth and change that they go through. The L.D.T. will learn how to classify animals and see how their needs are met. After investigating the effects of humans on our world, the Lifecycle Discovery Team will be ready to protect our future animals from environmental threats.

Take-Home: Butterfly Lifecycle Poster 


  • Theme: L.D.T (Lifecycle Discovery Team)
  • Activities: Classifying activity, exploration of caterpillar metamorphosis, use magnetic shapes to explore the changes a frog undergoes, mouth matching activity, predict lifecycles, investigate needs of animals, make a plan of environmental challenges.
  • Take-Home: Caterpillar to butterfly lifecycle craft.

Each station was engaging and was easily understood by all of my students. We have a wide range of grade levels and they were all engaged.

Grade 3 TeacherKensington School

This in-school field trip really summarized the Animal LifeCycles unit for my students. They found the hands-on activities engaging and really enjoyed the examples provided.

Grade 3 TeacherSt. Matthew School

The Presenter was absolutely amazing. We also thoroughly love the student booklet, and so do the students!!!

J.K., Grade 3 TeacherEdmonton Christian Northeast School

Describe the appearance and life cycles of some common animals.

  • Classify a variety of animals, based on observable characteristics, e.g., limbs, teeth, body covering, overall shape, backbone.
  • Predict the next stages in growth and development of at least one animal from each of the following groups:  mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and insects; and identify similarities and differences in their developmental sequences.
  • Identify the food needs of at least one animal from each of the following groups:  mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and insects.
  • Demonstrate awareness that animals require different habitats in order to meet their basic needs of food, water, shelter and space.
  • Identify examples of environmental conditions that may threaten animal survival.
  • Recognize that habitat preservation can help maintain animal populations and identify ways that students’ actions can assist habitat preservation.