These colorful teaching models are designed specifically for hands-on use with young children. Made of resilient, non-toxic, EVA foam, the removable pieces stimulate problem-solving skills and develop small motor skills. Every model is accompanied by a reproducible activity card containing background information and extension ideas. teachers can cut out the task card and use it in learning center or as a group activity. These teaching models are designed to introduce students to lifecycles. The models illustrate the major stages of the life cycle, and encourage students to explore how these living things change as they grow. Grades K-8.