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You get four Butterfly Life Cycle resources that compliment each other to make your raising butterfly experience extraordinary!
1. Butterfly Life Cycle Science Notebook and Teacher’s Guide to Raising Butterflies
2. Caterpillar and Butterfly Diagrams with Clue Cards
3. Butterfly Life Cycle Vocabulary Cards
4. Painted Lady Butterfly Life Cycle Clip Art
The Butterfly Life Cycle Science Notebook and Teacher’s Guide:
Inspires scientific skills like evidence-based thinking and graphic communication with a printable student notebook. Dispels common misconceptions. Supports educators with detailed guide for raising butterflies from eggs. Builds knowledge of animal basic needs, habitats, life cycles, metamorphosis, and adaptations. Integrates science skills with reading and language arts standards.
This resource will compliment raising any type of butterfly including Painted Lady Butterflies, Swallowtails, and Monarchs. Ordering eggs and larva food is specific to Painted Lady Butterflies since they are currently permitted for mail delivery throughout the US. Please be aware that the USDA does not permit environmental release of Painted Lady Butterflies in Hawaii.
Included in The Butterfly Life Cycle Notebook and Teacher’s Guide
Printable Student Notebook that will make them think! (10 composition notebook-sized pages and 10 full-page for larger writing) (Black and white)
Complete Educator’s Guide: 13 pages with Step-by-step Instructions, 8 Lesson and Discussion Guides, and Tips for Success (Color and a Print-friendly Black and White Version included)
Sample Student Notebook (Answer Key)
An unforgettable scientific inquiry experience that will motivate and engage your students
1 Vial of Painted Lady Butterfly Eggs (https://tinyurl.com/paintedladyeggs)
Painted Lady Culture https://tinyurl.com/larvafood (Store in refrigerator.)
2 60-80 oz Plastic Containers with Sealing Lids
Coffee Filters (1 per student)
8-10 oz. Clear Cups with Lids (1 per student)
Colored Pencils or Crayons
Spoon or Measuring teaspoon
Butterfly Tent - Purchased or Handmade- Ideas Included!
Cardboard Box or Two (Needs to fit in tent to hang chrysalises)
Plastic Tarp or Newspaper
Fresh Fruit (Oranges, apples, watermelon, etc.)
Small Paper Bags
Optional: Microscope or Computer with Projector
Caterpillar and Butterfly Diagrams:
Printable, cut & paste diagrams will help students get a closer view, improve observation skills, and identify important structures. Clue cards foster independent or cooperative student learning by providing hints to help identify structures correctly. A Painted Lady Butterfly and Caterpillar are featured to match the most common butterfly species raised in classrooms. These diagrams may be used whole group, small group, or independently.
Included in the 11-page Caterpillar and Butterfly Diagrams:
Caterpillar Diagram (No-Prep Printable)
Caterpillar Listed Clue Card (Foldable Tent or Cut Apart Option- All clues on the same sheet)
Caterpillar Separate Clue Cards (Great for a small group or center!)
Butterfly Diagram (No-Prep Printable)
Butterfly Listed Clue Card (Foldable Tent or Cut Apart Option- All clues on the same sheet)
Butterfly Separate Clue Cards (Great for a small group or center!)
Butterfly Life Cycle Vocabulary Cards:
These Butterfly Vocabulary Cards will make the perfect compliment to studying the butterfly life cycle. These cards will help introduce, clarify, and review key terms. Each features colorful pictures to illustrate the terms and concepts listed below. Many plural forms are also included to assist reading and writing activities.
22 Vocabulary Cards Included (11 pages):
Egg / Eggs
Larva / Larvae
Caterpillar / Caterpillars
Pupa / Pupae
Chrysalis / Chrysalides
Butterfly / Butterflies
Adult / Adults
Habitat / Painted Lady Butterfly
Molt / Exoskeleton
Life Cycle (with metamorphosis) / Life Cycle (not metamorphosis)
Metamorphosis / Not Metamorphosis
Butterfly Life Cycle Clip Art: Painted Lady Butterfly:
This set includes 24 high resolution (300 dpi) png clip art images. (12 color & 12 black and white):
Painted Lady Egg
Painted Lady Caterpillar (Larva)
Painted Lady Chrysalis (Pupa)
Painted Lady Butterfly (Adult) Wings Closed
Painted Lady Butterfly (Adult) Wings Open
Eggs on a Leaf
Butterfly Life Cycle
Diagramming Detailed Painted Lady Adult Butterfly (Black and White Only)
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