Introducing the new standard in ladybug activities
Provide students with an opportunity to observe the growth, development, and metamorphosis of the twelve-spotted ladybug (Coleomegilla maculate), from young larva to adult. Students complete a ladybug journal as the ladybugs complete their life cycle. Along with the journal activity, the kit provides 4 different learning units, ranging from development and life cycle to defensive strategies of ladybugs. To facilitate learning, the included full-color teacher's manual provides or suggests dozens of different activities. One-year access to digital resources (reproducible teacher's guide and student guide, digital answer sheets, and graphics that can be used in conjunction with whiteboard projectors) are also included to help your students learn about the ladybug in greater depth. Designed for upper elementary and middle school students, the kit comes with everything needed to ensure healthy growth and care of your ladybugs.
The activities in this kit build toward the following Next Generation Science Standards®:
- 4-LS1-1. Structure and Function
- MS-LS1-4. Growth and Development of Organisms
Demo Kit comes with 1 ladybug larvae culture and is intended for the instructor to handle the ladybugs while providing observational activities for students. Classroom Kit comes with 3 ladybug larvae cultures and sufficient additional activity materials for 30 students. Classroom Kit Refill replenishes the Classroom Kits (items #144240 and #144240P). The 1-year single teacher subscription gives access to digital resources: reproducible teacher's manual, digital student worksheets, and graphics that can be used with interactive whiteboards and teacher presentation stations.
Note: Order the kit with the perishable materials included (ladybug cultures and food) or with a prepaid coupon to request perishable materials later at your convenience. Contact us or return the coupon at least 2 weeks prior to requested delivery date to ensure prompt arrival of material.
*Next Generation Science Standards® is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.