3 ObjectiveThe student will recognize the difference between complete and incomplete metamorphosis.
4 Life Cycles and Metamorphosis You have not always looked like you do today. Your body has gone through many changes in your life. These changes are a part of the human life cycle, which includes being a baby, toddler, child, teenager, adult, and an elder.
5 Life Cycles and Metamorphosis Every living thing has a life cycle.A life cycle is all of the changes an organism goes through in its life.Members of a species go through similar life cycles.In this lesson, you will learn about different life cycles.
6 Plant Life CycleGiant oak trees begin their lives as small acorns.
7 Plant Life CycleOther plants begin as small seeds. The seeds change to seedlings and then go through many stages in the plant life cycle.
8 Plant Life CycleThe tree does not start to reproduce until it reaches the last stages of its life cycle. Then it will produce acorns and the life cycle will begin again.
9 Plant Life CycleOther plants have similar life cycles. The plants begin as seeds. The seeds germinate, or begin to grow. Roots sprout, then a tiny stem. As the stem pushes its way through the soil, leaves begin to grow. The mature flowers produce seeds to start the life cycle all over again.
11 MetamorphosisEven when the oak tree is small, it still has a stem and leaves like the adult tree.Some animals have a different life cycle.These organisms look nothing like adults when they are in the middle stages of their life cycle.
12 MetamorphosisThese organisms, such as frogs, insects, and lobsters, go through metamorphosis.Metamorphosis occurs when an egg goes through distinct stages on its way to become an adult.
14 MetamorphosisThe frog’s life cycle goes from being an egg to a tadpole to a frog.This life cycle is an example of a complete metamorphosis.The metamorphosis is complete because the tadpole stage (larva) is different from the adult stage.
15 MetamorphosisA tadpole can breathe under water and has a tail, while frogs breathe air and have no tails.
17 MetamorphosisThe life cycle of many insects is also a complete metamorphosis.Some insects go through their life cycles in four stages: egg, caterpillar (larva), chrysalis, and butterfly. This is a complete metamorphosis because a caterpillar is very different from the adult butterfly.
19 Metamorphosis Other insects go through incomplete metamorphosis. Incomplete metamorphosis occurs when the larvae look similar to the adults.These insects have a stage called the nymph stage. A nymph looks like a smaller version of the adult.
20 MetamorphosisGrasshoppers and lobsters both go through incomplete metamorphosis.A grasshopper nymph looks like an adult grasshopper.
21 When an egg goes through distinct stages on its way to becoming an adult, what takes place? A. Larval stageB. MetamorphosisC. ReproductionD. Nymph stage
22 When an egg goes through distinct stages on its way to becoming an adult, what takes place? B. metamorphosis
23 An insect has the following stages in its life cycle: egg – nymph – adult Which kind of change does this insect undergo?A. Complete metamorphosisB. Incomplete metamorphosisC. Interrupted metamorphosisD. An incomplete life cycle
24 An insect has the following stages in its life cycle: egg – nymph – adult Which kind of change does this insect undergo?B. Incomplete metamorphosis
25 What do a seed and an egg have in common? A. Both are adult stages in life cycles.B. Both are larval stages in life cycles.C. Both are the first stages in life cycles.D. Both are the last stages in life cycles.
26 What do a seed and an egg have in common? C. Both are the first stages in life cycles.