Ladybird/Ladybug, Life Cycle - Project based learning, KS1, NGSS, STEAM, Biomimicry

Ladybugs are found all over the world and they capture children’s imagination. This project based learning unit focuses on the life cycle but it also extends the understanding of the different stages. This is a lesson plan that will guide you through the process of using biomimicry and steam activities to inspire students to ask questions, study animals and plants, and use creative thinking to explore ideas.

These activities are fun and engaging. And great brain workout!

This package contains:

  1. Cards

  2. Can you identify the different stages?

  3. What is the connection between a larva and a ladybug?

  4. What do larvae and ladybugs eat?

  5. Fun Facts

  6. Metamorphosis Poem

  7. Ladybugs words - make your own dictionary

  8. Ask the larva Sparkling Questions about pupa and ladybugs

  9. Larvae are. . .

  10. Ladybugs are. . .

  11. Life cycle

  12. When is a ladybug a ladybug? Make a tally

  13. Can you fill in the different parts of the ladybug

  14. My Ladybug Gallery

  15. Ladybugs and aphids, and ladybugs everywhere

  16. Think diving for a ladybug detective - pest control

  17. Think diving for a ladybug detective - ladybugs wings

  18. Reflection - assessment

  19. How to use biomimicry in the classroom - Visual art - Ladybug helmet

Reviews of other Sparking Children’s Thinkibility products:

Project based learning: Bats, STEAM, Biomimicry

“This product absolutely the favorite one I have purchased all fall! I love the information that is provided about bats - just enough to intrigue and encourage higher level thinking. There are graphic organizers, worksheets, and subtle suggestions to help young learners perform at their best! And best of all, it stretches their creativity! Thanks for such an amazing resource!”

Project based learning: Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians - STEAM, Biomimicry, NGSS

“Used this for a Kindergarten STEAM club unit and it was a hit!”

Why am I qualified to write these biomimicry resources? I am a member of BEN - Biomimicry Education Network - and a curator of educational resources at BEN. I am the author of the book Biomimicry with Theo & Tuva: Nature spotting inspires wild ideas. In 2015, I completed a course in Biomimicry: A Sustainable Design Methodology at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Product Format:

• This download contains two PDF files, UK and US spelling and size.

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Created: Mar 11, 2016

Updated: Jan 7, 2020

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