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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.

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Resource Details

Grade
4th
Subjects
Environment
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
21 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Project

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