Growth and Development of Organisms Science Games

In this series of games, your students will learn that reproduction is essential to the continued existence of every kind of organism and that plants and animals have unique and diverse life cycles. Growth and Development of Organisms learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.

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Concepts Covered

An organism is a living thing. Reproduction occurs when an organism produces another organism. Reproduction is essential to the continued existence of every kind of organism. A life cycle is the series of orderly stages of an organism’s life, from birth to death. Different plants and animals have unique and diverse life cycles. All organisms share similar life cycle patterns such as birth, growth, development into adults,
reproduction, and death.

When organisms grow, they become larger over time. Some plants grow from seeds. Most animals grow from eggs. Pollination is necessary in order for a plant to reproduce. Pollination is the process by which pollen is transferred from the stamens to the stigma of a plant.

The stages of a human life cycle are birth, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. When an insect undergoes complete metamorphosis, its life cycle includes egg, larva, pupa, and adult. When an insect undergoes incomplete metamorphosis, its life cycle includes egg, nymph, and
adult. In a flowering plant’s life cycle, it will sprout from a seed, grow and develop into an adult, and produce seeds or spores that can be dispersed to produce new plants.

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