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82 resources with the concept caterpillars

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Is This A New Species?!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Which makes a better name for a new species: Hermit Crab Caterpillar or Sir Leafs-a-Lot? Exploring a rainforest in Peru, the video helps viewers discover a unique species as part of a larger biology playlist. As scientists learn more...
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Teaching the Life Cycle of a Butterfly Using the Kinesthetic Approach to Learning

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
The power of movement and silence is learned as small groups create a drama showcasing the life cycle of a butterfly.
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A Whole Lotta Changin' Goin' On

For Teachers K - 2nd
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...
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Reading Adventure Pack: What's Next? The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Parents Pre-K - K Standards
A series of hands-on activities follow a reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Learners create a paper collage, explore the beginning, middle, and end of days of the week, numbers, and more. They grow a butterfly...
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Butterfly Life Cycle

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Caterpillars and butterflies each have their own unique challenges. While studying the life cycle of butterflies, learners focus on the threats to each stage. While some threats will be the same, each stage has its own unique challenge. 
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Insect Picture Word Cards

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Creepy crawly insects! Learn the names of 12 different insects, including ladybugs, cicadas, and katydids. Each card features a picture of the insect as well as its name in large letters.
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Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Explore the works of Eric Carle with a set of four lessons focused around the stories, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Young readers develop a storyboard,...
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The Weird and Wonderful Metamorphosis of the Butterfly

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does a caterpillar become a butterfly? Watch a video that details the metamorphosis of a butterfly, and discover a world of insects that also undergo metamorphosis.
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Moths vs Butterflies

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's the difference between a chrysalis and a cocoon? A chrysalis comes from the butterfly's skin, while a cocoon comes from any nearby materials a moth uses. The Brain Scoop video explains the similarities and differences between...
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The Double-Crossing Ants to Whom Friendship Means Nothing

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
I'll scratch your back, if you'll scratch mine—unless someone else comes along that is a better scratcher! Examine the fickle nature of rainforest insects using a captivating video. The narrator describes the mutualistic relationship...
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Why Is The Very Hungry Caterpillar So Dang Hungry?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What would it be like if your only goal in life was eating? See the world from a caterpillar's point of view in an interesting video. Science scholars learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, as well as the distinct functions performed...
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Cut and Paste Caterpillar

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Little ones must first cut along doted lines of a colorful image of a caterpillar and then assemble the parts in the proper order.
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Music: Caterpillars, How They Grow!

For Teachers 1st
Put on some music and get moving as a way to represent the life cycle of a caterpillar. Kids listen to the story The Very Hungary Caterpillar, discuss the life cycle, then create vocal expression that represent each stage of the cycle....
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K
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...
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Are You Hungry?

For Teachers K
Identify fiction text features and practice story comprehension with young readers. They will identify features such as title, author, and illustrator, then listen to the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Periodically stop...
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Butterfly, Butterfly: Teaching Vocabulary

For Teachers K
Kindergarteners practice new words through listening to and reading the science book Butterfly by Jenny Feely. The teacher will first choose words that are essential for understanding the text. Then, using pictures in the text, pupils...
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Growing Caterpillars

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Explore multiplication through caterpillar study. Learners will view a caterpillar video clip and work with a group to determine how much they would weigh if they grew to be 3,000 times their size as does the caterpillar. They will...
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The Caterpillar or Larva

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
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...
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Butterfly Metamorphosis

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Click on this video and you'll get to see the life cycle of a butterfly. Each of the four stages are shown in real-time; as a butterfly lays its eggs, caterpillars emerge from the eggs. The caterpillar cocoons itself and then changes...
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Caterpillar to Butterfly

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students draw the life cycle of a butterfly. In this life cycle lesson plan, students read about and discuss the life cycle and then draw what they have learned. 
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Observing and Writing about Butterflies

For Teachers K
Students observe and write about butterflies. In this life cycle lesson, students listen to the story The Life of a Butterfly by Robin Bernard and watch a YouTube video of a butterfly coming out of his chrysalis. They complete a...
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Life Cycle of A Butterfly

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study the life cycle of the butterfly. In this life cycle lesson, 3rd graders observe caterpillars in their classrooms. Students put the caterpillars in butterfly habitats and photograph them at each stage of their growth....
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Butterfly Lesson 2 - Monarch Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students study the Monarch Butterfly life cycle. For 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...
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Review of Life Cycle

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars illustrate the life cycle of a butterfly. In this life cycle lesson, students use the book From Caterpillar to Butterfly and the Internet to learn about life cycles. Young scholars use different types of pasta to...