Elementary students will discover metamorphosis and the life cycle stages of ladybugs with this research center and a live ladybug terrarium kit.
This is the PRINTABLE version of the center, designed for use with paper Research Notebooks that students hand in for feedback and assessment.
Ladybugs Observation and Research Library Center printable sign with learning targets and "I will" statement directions, and standards addressed
- National Common Core Standards for English Language Arts
- Pennsylvania Core Standards (ELA)
- Select AASL National School Library Standards (2018)
Printable Observation and Research Notebooks for students to take notes and answer questions
"How to Write a Resource Citation" tutorial/help signs for writing elementary-friendly MLA citations
BONUS! Library Centers Routine Sign
Comprehensive, editable lesson plan in Microsoft Word .docx file format, including:
Supplies List with links for where to purchase the terrarium and/or ladybug larvae (included in the preview)
Teacher Notes with more resources and information to help you set up and use the library center in a new or existing library centers structure.
You will need access to books, ebooks, and/or online websites about ladybugs for students to complete their research. I have included both print books and online databases in the bibliography section of the Research Notebooks, but a collection of reliable websites would also suffice depending on your students’ needs and research skills level.
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For teacher-librarians: You may use this product with all of your classes and students.
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