Life cycles

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Knowledge and skills

  • Life cycles
  • Animals, including humans
  • Plants
  • Enquiry skills

The creature in our story, The Grub’s Tale, goes through the life cycle of a Madagascan Moon Moth. Starting scientific investigations with a story contextualises learning and can provide a good introduction to tricky concept for young children.

There are plenty of opportunities for scientific investigation when studying life cycles. Read The grub’s tale to your class and, afterwards, talk about what happened to our little grub. Reiterate that he came from an egg that his mother, the adult moon moth had laid.

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