Life Cycles

Duration:  2 Weeks / 7 Hours
NS CAPS, Page 34

After the completion of Topic 5 the learners will be able to:

  • describe the stages in the life cycle of a pant.
  • describe the stages of the life cycle of an animal.
  • relate to the fact that death can occur at any stage in the life cycle.
  • be more observant and less destructive with plants and animals.

Content and Concepts: Please select a sub-category below.

toolsYou will need


  • Computer
  • Data projector
  • Speakers
  • CD player
  • Internet connection

Powerpoints and Photocopies

Available on category pages
  • PowerPoints
  • Worksheets
  • Quiz

School Resources

  • Garden/empty pot plant


  • Tray of seedlings
  • Packet with seeds of flowers
  • Small stones
  • Potting soil
  • Small spade
  • Garden gloves/plastic packet
  • 2L cooldrink bottle (drill holes in the bottom)
  • A tomato plant