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Demonstrate the life cycle of a butterfly with young scientists. They will read Clara Caterpillar and discuss what they learned about the life cycle of a butterfly and metamorphosis. Then they will create a life cycle wheel of a butterfly and use them to explain the process of metamorphosis to a classmate. Great handouts included!
Chopin was a lovely composer who played the piano masterfully. Third graders are introduced to Chopin, his piano sounds, triple meter, music patterns, movement, and the waltz. They listen to his music while hearing the story Butterflies Fly, they then move in time to the music to show what triple meter looks like. This integrated lesson includes extensions and adaptations to include every learner.
In this lesson, students examine the life cycle of the butterfly. Students look at pictures of the life cycle of the butterfly in pictures and on the computer. Students listen to the teacher read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and see each of the stages of the butterfly. Students further their understanding of the butterfly life cycles by cutting out butterflies and placing them in the correct order.
Students study the life cycle of the butterfly. In this butterfly life cycle lesson, students examine and discuss a large diagram of the four stages of the butterfly life cycle. They read books and access web sites that extend their learning, and cut out and glue pictures of the life cycle on a worksheet.
Learners read the story Butterfly House and complete discussions questions as they read the story. In this comprehension lesson plan, students also make their own butterfly house, keep a daily journal of what they see, and write a short story about letting the butterflies go.
Students study the Monarch Butterfly life cycle. In this Monarch Butterfly lesson, students examine what happens prior to a caterpillar hatching, how often it sheds its skin, and what the caterpillar goes through when it is preparing to enter the chrysalis stage. They examine photos, listen to a read aloud, and participate in a question and answer session. They complete a timetable and an art lesson.
Students inquire about biology by reading a children's book in class. In this insect instructional activity, students read the story "I Wish I Were a Butterfly" and identify the unique characteristics of butterflies and other insects. Students complete a sentence strip activity and identify the character, setting and conflict of the story.