Life Cycle Diagrams

A collection of 7 different life cycle diagrams. Great for wall display or as posters.

Basic Tips

When teaching a new concept to a student, make it as visual as possible. Concepts become more comprehensible. A standard lesson should follow this basic structure:

  • Introduction: gather what knowledge the students have on the topic. Assess and evaluate your level to base how much assistance they require throughout the lesson
  • Concept: teaching the actual topic of the lesson. Highlight the difficulty the students are having and apply the appropriate action. For example, if they do not understand the meaning of a word, get them to highlight it for further studying in the future.
  • Evaluation: conclude the lesson by getting the students to feedback what you have taught. Ensure they comprehend the topic and know the main points.

Build the confidence level of students through active participation. Encourage projects for them to do what they have learnt into practical use. The more engaging the lesson is, the better the result.

Project Ideas

Projects are a great way to showcase the knowledge students have gained through the lesson. It is a challenge for them and it allows them to be creative. Set an easy task for students to complete but gives them the freedom to expand it. Projects can be done independently or in groups. Teachers have the opportunity to enhance other key skills like social when assigning projects.

The following are example ideas based on the butterfly and frog life cycles.

  • Butterfly cycle poster/leaflet
  • Design your own butterfly wing pattern
  • Take care of a caterpillar and record its progress
  • Butterfly cycle storyboard
  • Frog life cycle poster/leaflet
  • Take care of a tadpole and record its progress
  • Frog life cycle storyboard

Useful Links

Videos that can be used in the lesson:

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Mr. Greg

An English teacher from Scotland who made a website to share resources for free with the whole world! Currently based in Hong Kong, teaching in an International Kindergarten and tutoring Primary students.

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