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The first stage in the butterfly's life cycle is the egg. Young entomologists discuss why different butterflies lay different eggs and what their eggs look like. Then they use the handouts to make a replica of one type of butterfly egg with modeling clay and paint.
K - 3rd Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Using a Title to Determine Main Idea (Nonfiction)
Young readers explore a nonfiction text for its main idea. They will listen to the book Animal Sight by Kirsten Hall, and then observe as the teacher models a main idea think-aloud. Later, for independent practice, they listen to the passage Fly, Fly Butterfly, illustrate it, and write a sentence representing the main idea.
K - 2nd Language Arts 81 Views 279 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Label the Butterfly Computer Activity
The Internet is used to research and study the anatomy of the elusive butterfly. Fourth graders pair up to explore a butterfly website in order to correctly label and diagram the butterfly shape and parts. After research has been completed, the class takes part in a collective activity where they use push pins and 3x5 cards to label a very large diagram of a butterfly on the class bulletin board.
4th Science 7 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Life of a Butterfly
Reading about the life of a butterfly is great, but reenacting the life of a butterfly is even better! After reading and discussing the stages in the butterfly life cycle, the class teams up to run a life cycle relay race. Each team races through the life cycle stages to see who can complete the metamorphic process first.
2nd Science 27 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Life Cycle Of Painted Lady Butterflies
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the inspiration for this project-based learning activity. Kindergartners create a lifecycle chart for a butterfly with four sections: egg, caterpillar, pupa, and butterfly. It is a three-dimensional masterpiece with a fun objects glued on for each of the four stages.
K - 1st Language Arts 67 Views 68 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Flutterings and Flowers
Fourth graders investigate the significance of natural resources and the habitats of butterflies. They create a list of their own favorite foods, then watch a video about habitats. Students identify things in the video that animals and plants need to survive, and design a butterfly garden.
4th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Read the story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and complete activities from multiple subjects. Make a mural, create a class graph, discuss the life cycle of a butterfly, research information about butterflies on the Internet and make a butterfly out of a paper plate.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 103 Downloads
New Review Monarch Marathons
Transform your pupils' knowledge about monarch butterflies with an informational article. Class members find out about migration and conservation before responding to questions about the text. Also included is a writing assignment and a brief excerpt about using maps.
5th - 7th Science 4 Views 4 Downloads
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Here is a good lesson on butterflies and caterpillars. After listening to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, young learners put cards that depict the life cycle of a butterfly in the correct order. There are some good ideas for center activities built into this lesson as well.
K Science 9 Views 40 Downloads
Lesson Four: Using a Venn Diagram to Compare Two Texts
Kindergarteners practice comparing and contrasting two texts, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Butterfly. They listen to these two texts, one fiction and one nonfiction, about caterpillars. They then record the similarities and differences in a Venn diagram.
K Language Arts 5 Views 48 Downloads
See how They Grow: Butterfly
Students view butterflies and participate in a butterfly activity to learn needed vocabulary. In this butterfly life cycle lesson, students access prior knowledge of butterflies. Students listen to a butterfly life cycle book. Students create a graphic organizer about the life cycle of a butterfly.
K - 2nd Language Arts 9 Views 134 Downloads
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Butterfly Transformations
Students complete various activities that are integrated in the curriculum using the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. They write stories about butterfly transformations, create murals, and observe a larvae change into a butterfly.
K Language Arts 9 Views 87 Downloads
Flutter By, Butterfly!
Students examine the basic characteristics of butterflies. They view a butterfly PowerPoint presentation, complete various labelling activity sheets, explore websites, and design a poster that includes facts and illustrations to be used as a slide in a slideshow presentation.
K - 2nd Science 3 Views 43 Downloads
Life Cycle and Migration of the Monarch Butterfly
Students listen to story The Very Hungry Caterpillar, observe four stages of growth and development of monarch caterpillar, record observations in journal of drawings, colorings, and sequencing, and discuss role of life cycle in perpetuating living environment.
K Language Arts 6 Views 89 Downloads
Inviting Butterflies to the Schoolyard
Young scholars create a butterfly garden. In this butterfly garden lesson, students plot a garden with plant species that will attract butterflies. Young scholars learn about the specific plants and items that will help butterflies use the garden.
3rd - 4th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Combining the new with the tried and true, this lesson has pupils review life cycles and head to the computer lab to reinforce their learning. Learners identify the stages in the life cycle of a butterfly using a handout, then they go to the computer lab to review the information.
2nd Science 4 Views 7 Downloads