Student will be able to discriminate between varieties of ladybugs.
Students will be able to interpret the facts of the life cycle of the ladybug and their habitat.

Created by: Martha Sanchez
Santa Ana USD


Resources Needed:

You will need a computer and have access to the internet, basic navigational skills, picture books, reference books about insects.
You will make a model of a ladybug with black painted paper plate, red tissue paper, pipe cleaner, and bug shape paper.

First Task:

To learn  about ladybugs using the following websites:  Ask your teacher for help.

1    Background info and activities about the lady bug - Be Patient! Server is sometimes busy

2    Lady bug dance - Just for Fun!

3    Lady bug life cycle Print out -  Be Patient! Server is sometimes busy

4    Ladybug activities printouts, crosswords and more

Second Task:

Match the Ladybug twins

Third Task:

Play the a "Eat the Aphids" game    - Requires Macromedia's shock and Fash Plugin

A Few Internet Resources:

Created August 10, 2001
Last Revised August 16, 2001

Teacher Notes

Suggested Grade Level: Kindergarten

Science Content Standards: 

Science-Grade K-Life Sciences
2c How to identify major structures of common plants and animals (e.g., stems, leaves, roots, arms, wings, legs).

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S.C.O.R.E. Standards and Framework
California Content Standards Grades K-12
California Content Standards Grades K-12 - Science - PDF Format


 Students need a basic background in computers and working cooperatively with a partner (timekeeper, clean-up) and a basic understanding of insects and plants (roots, stem, leaf, flower).


 Students will be improving their skills on the computer and their observation skills in identifying different kinds of ladybugs.


Match the ladybug twins
Ladybug pattern


*To access Lady Beetle Life Cycle activity, click on Teacher Kit, and select Lesson 2.  Note other activities for enrichment.