Life Cycles of Invertebrates
All living things have Life Cycles, and we learn about some pretty awesome invertebrate life cycles in Episode 60. Welcome! This episode explores the life cycles of invertebrates, including insects and other pollinators.
Watch the sea turtle below. Sea turtles need safe beaches to initiate the life cycles of their offspring.
Here are some visuals included in this episode.
Watching Episode 60
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Academic Content Objectives
Science: Identify living organisms according to whether they are vertebrates or invertebrates. List Examples of invertebrates. Trace the life cycles of darkling beetles.
Videos Used in This Episode
The same video can be seen and downloaded from archive.org. Click here to view.
Click here to watch the instructional video about Insects.
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Honeybees Video courtesy of Alex McGlassen.
Here it is on archive.org. Click here.
Links to YouTube Videos
For a short video on dragonfly life cycles, click here.
To see the life cycle of a darkling Beetle, Click here.
This is a fabulous video of honey bee reproduction. Click here.
Episode 60 Summary
While some invertebrates give some people the creeps, they are nonetheless fascinating life forms. Notwithstanding the “creep factor” of invertebrates like scorpions, the invertebrate family also contains some beautiful members. Think of sea coral, butterflies, and honey bees. In this episode we look closely at complete metamorphosis, however not all invertebrates have such life cycles. We explore those who have incomplete metamorphosis as well. Viewers get a good look at darkling beetles and honey bees, as well as the general concept of life cycles in the animal world.
Instructional Sources Used in This Episode
Click here to go to the Episode 61 page.