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Create colorful butterfly models that display the stages in a butterfly's life with young learners. They will identify the stages in a butterfly's life cycle. Then they will create a butterfly model, arranging the stages of a butterfly's life cycle in the correct order.
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. Students then help with release of monarch butterflies.
Students access prior knowledge of butterflies.  In this butterfly lesson, students create butterflies and compare and contrast their butterflies. Students describe the various body parts.
Reading information about beetles, bees, and butterflies is the focus of this science worksheet. Students apply vocabulary and comprehension skills in order to answer six questions based on the reading.
Students explore monarch migration through the Journey North web site. In this butterfly instructional activity, students use the internet to identify a butterfly's migration pattern. Students write in electronic journals.
Second graders view a video about butterflies and recall its life cycle. They will also complete a Kidspiration slide show to illustrate the life cycle of a butterfly and study a word list of butterfly vocabulary to include in their slide show.
Butterflies are fascinating! Their development is an intriguing example of natural life cycles. Read a book about butterflies to your learners (several are recommended), and focus on the term life cycle as you explain stages animals go through. Learners can act out the butterfly's life cycle, and create a book illustrating the various stages. This is not included, but you could create or find a template. Pair with further insect research or a trip to a preserve!
Third graders study the life cycle, eating habits, habitats, and migration patterns of butterflies in this series of lessons.
Third graders observe moths and butterflies, recording their likes and differences. They write a comparison/contrast essay about the two.
Students complete study on butterflies using real caterpillars, keep individual daily journals of observations, and complete timeline for their caterpillar/butterfly.
Students explore the stages of a butterfly. They read and discuss the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle. They draw a picture of their favorite part and create a graph. They write a letter to Eric Carle and observe a Monarch caterpillar. They observe caterpillars and write in a journal. They make a chrysalis, read books, and create crafts representing butterflies.
Students research the migration of monarch butterflies. In this monarch butterfly lesson, students read the book Buddy Butterfly and His Cousin. Students use a map of North America to trace the migration of the butterfly.
Students explore butterfly life cycles and movement.  In this integrated fine arts and biology life cycle lesson, students listen to the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and identify the related life cycle stages. Students view a slide show about metamorphosis, then brainstorm ways in which a butterfly moves. Students identify and practice elements of dance (explained in the lesson), then work with a group to choreograph a "butterfly dance."
Second graders explore biology. In this life cycle lesson, 2nd graders act out the stages a caterpillar goes through to become a butterfly. They spend days prior to this lesson observing caterpillars they have collected and developing vocabulary associated with this process. This lesson includes printable data collecting sheets, resources links, literary suggestions, and a vocabulary list.
Students study about butterflies and how a butterfly's color and pattern can help its environment protect it. They create a drawing of a camouflaged butterfly, which can be compiled into a class book and looked at again and again.
Students investigate the life cycle of painted lady butterflies. In this butterfly instructional activity, students read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and complete a graphic organizer of the butterfly life stages. Students illustrate each life stage.
Students observe the life cycle of a butterfly. They read butterfly/caterpillar themed books. They sequence the lifecycle from eggs on a leaf to an adult butterfly. They release their butterflies into a natural habitat after singing and discussing change.
Young scholars in second grade are paired with fifth grade computer research buddies. They observe the characteristics of caterpillars, and identify the four stages of the caterpillar to butterfly life cycle. They graph the number of butterflies that hatch from chrysalis over the course of a week using web resources. They design a PowerPoint presentation.
Students construct a butterfly mobile. In this visual arts lesson, students use rice paper, watercolors, a coat hanger, and wax paper to create a unique butterfly mobile. Students use photographs of butterflies to construct a realistic looking butterfly.
Students with moderate and severe disabilities explore the life cycle of a butterfly. In this life cycle instructional activity, students participate in a variety of activities that explain a butterfly life cycle. Students read a story and conduct observations which helps to begin the understanding of the butterfly life cycle. Students also participate in an activity where they create a butterfly nursery which allows them to examine the life cycle closely.

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