The Weird and Wonderful Metamorphosis of the Butterfly

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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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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners draw the stages of metamorphosis after viewing
  • Research other insects or animals that transform through metamorphosis and then compare them to one another
Classroom Considerations

  • Most appropriate for older students as the video goes into the complex concepts involved in metamorphosis
  • The last 30 seconds focuses on the artist of the animations 

  • Animations support the explanation of metamorphosis
  • Includes a quick assessment that reviews the concepts in the video as well as links for researching parasites that attach themselves to the pupae