1st & 2nd Grade – Life Cycles & Habitats

Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 11/7/2013

DSC05895Check out the praying mantis in the Discovery Lab As we continue our Insect unit, the students are learning about insect life cycles and habitats. The students compared and contrasted the life cycles of the honeybee (4 stages/complete metamorphosis) and the praying mantis (3 stages/partial or incomplete metamorphosis). The students are encouraged to exclaim “interesting” instead of “ewwww” as they observe the newly hatched baby mantis (nymphs) and the adult praying mantis.

Click here to learn about the Chinese Mantid in our area- http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/chinese_mantid.htm

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