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Symmetry is found in nature, math, and art. Kids get creative with symmetry as they make three different butterflies with symmetrical markings. They discuss why animals have such markings and where they can be found in nature. Tip: Use this resource with the hungry caterpillar lesson published by the same company. Making a caterpillar and then a butterfly is a wonderful way to study the life cycle.
The Northwoods of Wisconsin are lovely in the summer,and they are also home to many flower and butterfly species. Investigate the ways in which seasonal flowers and butterflies are interdependent on each other for survival with a fun activity. The class will view and discuss various butterflies and blooms from the region and then construct a wheel that shows which butterflies are attracted to which flowers and why.
Students investigate butterfly migration. In this butterfly lesson, students discuss butterfly migration, Monarch butterflies, and milkweed. Students locate milkweed locations on a map and locate the migration patterns of Monarchs. Students visit a website to learn more on the migration patterns of butterflies.
Use the list-group-label strategy to introduce your class to In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. The teacher begins by writing a word on the board (dictatorship is suggested here), and then the kids write as many words as they can associate with this word. Lead your class in categorizing these words and defining any unknown or confusing ones. Consider brainstorming a few alternate words to present your class. 
In this comprehension worksheet, students read a short selection about the butterfly, then answer 5 multiple choice questions. Answers provided.
Second graders engage in a lesson that covers the life cycle of a butterfly. They use the Kidpix software to create a drawing of the life cycle with the help of an illustration given by the teacher as a guide. Then students discuss the progression of change found in the life cycle.
What is one of the most exciting parts of a butterfly's life cycle? When it emerges from its pupa and dries its wings! This is a great activity little ones will love. They discuss what happens during the pupal stage of the butterfly life cycle, and then use paper, Popsicle sticks, and toilet paper tubes to create emerging butterfly puppets. So cute!
The larval stage of the butterfly life cycle is quite exciting. Start a discussion about the specially designed body parts unique to caterpillars. After examining images of caterpillars, learners use plastic soda bottles, string, and leaves to construct caterpillar rearing containers, which they use to watch their larva cocoon and grow.
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. This activity would be wonderful to use when creating a model of each stage of the butterfly life cycle.
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.
Transform your class into a butterfly museum! Research different types of butterflies, their habitat, and life cycle. Interactive components such as PowerPoint presentations, Claymation movies, and webpages add pizzaz to the museum displays. The kids utilize various search engines to complete the assignment. Then, open the door to other classes! and have your learners present their information! 
Learners understand and can recall the stages of the life cycle of a butterfly. In this life cycle lesson, students listen to readings, make predictions and observe the life cycle of the butterfly. Learners understand that butterflies are symmetrical.
Students view butterflies and participate in a butterfly activity to learn needed vocabulary. In this butterfly life cycle lesson plan, 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. Students record a journal entry.
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.
Read Arabella Miller's Tiny Caterpillar and Guess Who Changes to learn about butterflies. Youngster will participate in cross curricular activities to learn about the butterfly life cycle. Many resource links are included.
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.
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.
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.
Students follow the development of a butterfly from egg to adult. In this butterfly life cycle lesson, students discuss the parts of the butterfly. Students watch actual butterflies growing and record pictures of the cycle. Students create a book of their observations.

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