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Dragonfly Life Cycle

Science, Grade 3

 
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Dragonfly Life Cycle © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4339 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. Most insects go through complete metamorphosis, but some, such as dragonflies, go through incomplete metamorphosis. This life cycle includes only three stages of development: egg, nymph, and adult. 1. Egg - Female dragonflies lay their eggs on a plant in the water. 2. Nymph - Dragonfly nymphs hatch from the eggs and live in the water while they eat and grow. This stage of their life may take several years. 3. Adult - When a nymph is fully developed, it crawls out of the water onto a plant stem. It sheds its skin (exuvia) and an adult dragonfly emerges. 1 2 3 eggs nymph adult sheds its skin
Pause & Review Label the stages of the dragonfly life cycle. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4339 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. Describe how a dragonfly develops from an egg to an adult. _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Dragonfly Life Cycle