Worksheet: Comparing Life Cycles of Plants and Animals

In this worksheet, we will practice comparing the diverse life cycles of plants and animals.


Plants begin life as seeds and owls begin life as eggs. How does the life cycle of an insect begin?

  • AAs a seed
  • BAs a pupa
  • CAs an egg
  • DAs a larva


Mosquito eggs grow into larvae. What do a plant seeds grow into?

  • AAn adult plant
  • BA flower
  • CA seedling
  • DA fruit


Below are the life cycles of a mammal (dog) and an amphibian. Amphibians, insects, and birds lay eggs which hatch into young. What do mammals give birth to?