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Paper Plate Life Cycles Activity

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Paper Plate Life Cycles Activity

Cut out the template provided in the PDF (at bottom), glue it to a paper plate to use as a base for building a 2D Model of a Life Cycle. Choose one of the accompanying Life Cycle Stages and have your students color them, cut them out and glue them in the correct order on their paper plate base. Then fill in the names of each stage and the name of the organism (who’s life cycle they are depicting).

Paper Plate Life Cycles Activity

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Paper Plate Life Cycles Activity

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Amsel, Sheri. "Paper Plate Life Cycles Activity" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2022. August 13, 2022
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