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Measuring Larval Monarchs
Data collection and interpretation is a big part of math as well as science. Get kids into graphing with a hands-on instructional activity where butterflies are the main attraction. The class reviews everything they know about the monarch life cycle, migration, and the characteristics of monarch larvae.
3rd Science 20 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Creating a Butterfly Garden and Habitat
This complete set of instructions for creating your very own butterfly garden and habitat is so cool! With some seeds and the handy resources in this activity, you and your class will be able to determine which type of habitat is best for your area and what types of butterflies the plants you've added to your garden will attract.
1st - 4th Science 35 Views 29 Downloads
A Whole Lotta Changin' Goin' On
Here's a fabulous lesson on the life cycle of a butterfly. Youngsters are able to identify and understand the four stages of life. They construct models of a caterpillar and write a sequence story about the life of a butterfly. This unbelievably thorough plan has excellent websites, worksheets, activities, and extension ideas embedded in it.
K - 2nd Science 21 Views 157 Downloads
Flutterings and Flowers
Young scientists conduct research so that they can design a butterfly garden which contains plants that attract butterflies. The plants must also be able to provide a suitable environment for their larvae. These fabulous plans include worksheets, video links, resource links, assessments, and hands-on activites.
4th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Here is a fabulous set of activities for your young scientists. Each lesson contains map, hands-on, and game activities that will help the class understand why and how animals migrate from one place to another. First they'll examine the migratory patterns of the Painted Lady butterfly, and then they'll dive under the sea to discover how far those humpback whales travel throughout the year.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 14 Views 8 Downloads
Students study the different parts and life cycle of butterflies. They make a replica of one of the thousands of types and colors of butterflies, or create an imaginary species. Afterward, they label and correctly spell butterfly body parts and life cycles.
1st - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
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
Monarch Migration Mapping
Why do monarch butterflies migrate, and where do they go? After reading a few selections with the teacher, learners use what they've learned about monarch migration to map the route many monarchs take throughout the year. They get their math hats on as they use string to measure, and then multiply, to determine the distance a monarch butterfly travels throughout his lifetime.
4th Science 10 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Life Cycle of a Butterfly
A well-designed lesson on the life cycle of the butterfly is here for you. In it, young scientists spend 45 minutes a day, for one school week, engaged in their study. They take nature walks, participate in activities in centers, listen to stories, create pieces of art, and take part in hands-on activities in the classroom.
1st Science 3 Views 61 Downloads
The Life Cycle of Butterflies, Day 1
Describe each stage in the life cycle of a butterfly. Second graders will identify the stages of the life cycle of the butterfly, using correct vocabulary. They will also share their new understandings about the stages of the life cycle of butterflies, with a partner and then they may volunteer to present their center project to the class.
2nd Science 17 Views 119 Downloads
Caterpillars to Butterflies
Fourth graders describe the life cycle of a butterfly and design and maintain a classroom insect habitat. In this several months-long project, they raise caterpillars indoors in aquariums after identifying their creatures in a field guide. Once the butterflies emerge, they observe them for a few days and then release them.
4th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
From Caterpillars to Butterflies
Learners understand and can recall the stages of the life cycle of a butterfly. For this life cycle lesson, students listen to readings, make predictions and observe the life cycle of the butterfly. Learners understand that butterflies are symmetrical.
K - 2nd Science 15 Views 155 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!
Learners 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