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Butterfly Life Cycle

 

Introduction:  
  You will begin to learn about caterpillars in the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. You're going to learn even more about caterpillars including their life cycle.
Task:  
  You will read the book the Very Hungry Caterpillar with your partner. You will look for information to do the following tasks:

1. Learn about the four stages of the butterfly's life cycle.

2. Answer the questions about the life cycle of the butterfly.
Process:  
  1. Draw a small picture of the first stage of the life cycle the egg. Answer the following questions:
Where do butterflies lay their eggs? Why?
What color are butterfly eggs?

2. Draw a picture of the second stage of the life cycle the larva. Answer the following questions:
How long does the larval stage last?
What does the larva do during this stage?

3. Draw a picture of the third stage of life the pupa. Answer the following question:
What is another name for the pupa?

4. Draw a picture of the final stage of life the adult. Answer the following questions:
What are the butterfly wings like when it first comes out of the chrysalis?
What does a butterfly eat?
Resources:  
  Click here to find out about the egg:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/butterfly/lifecycle/Egg.shtml

Click here to find out about the larva:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/butterfly/lifecycle/Larva.shtml

Click here to find out about the pupa:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/butterfly/lifecycle/Pupa.shtml

Click here to find out about the adult:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/butterfly/lifecycle/Adult.shtml
Evaluation:  
  There will be a quiz over what you learned about the life cycle of the butterfly next week including what each life cycle looks like.
Conclusion:  
  Way to go! Now you're an expert on the life cycle of the butterfly.

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