Designed to complement the 12 Life Cycles readers, this guide provides hands-on, cross-curricular activities to deepen young scientists' understanding of living things. Life Cycles is a comprehensive resource guide designed to accompany the 12 books of the Life Cycles science series. These activities, in combination with the Life Cycles books, open the door to understanding characteristics shared by all living things. On the road to these essential scientific discoveries, this guide helps young learners examine the anatomy of a green snake, the physics of a falling maple tree seed, and the variations in ladybugs' spot patterns. They use their newfound knowledge to create a realistic hummingbird next, design a colorful Siamese fighting fish, simulate a lifelike butterfly chrysalis, and much more! The engaging, hands-on activities in this resource integrate curriculum areas, involve a variety of learning modalities, and, best of all, excite young learners about the amazing world of life science!