I can name and describe the stages of a butterfly's life cycle.
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In this lesson, students learn about the butterfly’s life cycle and metamorphosis. They will explore the stages of a butterfly’s life cycle ⏤ the egg, larvae/caterpillars, pupa/chrysalis, and finally the butterfly. The lesson includes a video and a maze activity.
Students will be able to describe how butterflies go through changes during their life.
Discuss the human life cycle from birth to adulthood. Have students talk to a partner about the life cycles they are already familiar with. Explain that all living things have a life cycle.
Explain what a life cycle is, the process of a living thing growing, and changing. Each organism has its own unique life cycle. Define the word ‘metamorphosis’ and go through each of the 4 stages of a butterfly’s life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and butterfly. After this, have students watch the video for more information. Participate in a 3-2-1 activity. Students tell 3 things they have learned so far, share 2 things they found particularly interesting, and tell 1 thing they would like to know more about. Next, students drag the images and labels into the correct stage. Then they draw a line to match the stages of a butterfly’s life cycle to their descriptions. Students then read a passage and drag words to fill in the blanks appropriately. Finally, complete the maze by following the path that describes the butterfly’s life cycle.
Students respond to ten multiple-choice and true/false questions.
Students use the spinner to answer questions about what they’ve learned. For example, they may be asked to compare the life cycle of a butterfly to the life cycle of another living thing.
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