This Springboard into Science Series shows young children that every living thing goes through a cycle of development and growth that is unique to its species. Life Cycles introduces young readers to the fascinating series of life changes for plants and animals as familiar as green beans and chickens and as elusive as hummingbirds and jumping spiders. Full-color, close-up photographs and straightforward, easy-to-understand text help bring each reader's understanding of nature full cycle.Beans are nourishing vegetables and are good to eat. They also contain seeds that will grow into new bean plants. Take a close look at a bean's full cycle of growth and development.