This comprehensive butterfly life cycle unit combines science, reading and writing with hands on leaning labs for first grade, second grade, and third grade students to learn about the stages in the life cycle of butterflies, pollination, the compound eye, metamorphosis, adaptations and so much more! Whether or not you raise live butterflies, this quality science resource is the perfect addition to your butterfly life cycle activities.
Packed with over 25 highly engaging activities. The hands-on mini-lessons, experiments, activities, and printables provide rigor and depth, but most of all FUN! Get your students writing about science as they complete a culminating project perfect for assessment in a foldable butterfly life cycle booklet. These make a great open house display, too!
Each component of the butterfly booklet aligns to a mini-lesson. Students learn about it, write about it, then add it to their booklets. Mini-lessons include visuals that can be projected during the lesson or printed as a reference chart to display and support students in working independently. Several activities can be easily included in your literacy centers. Please note this file is not editable.
The unit includes:
Detailed lesson plans & Unit pacing guide
Large vocabulary cards & picture cards with close up details using real pictures
Butterfly Life cycle posters bulletin board set
Unit Assessment with Answer Key
Projectable visuals for each lesson
Diagrams- Parts of a butterfly and caterpillar
Stages of the Life Cycle
What is Metamorphosis?
What Do Caterpillars Eat?
How Do Caterpillars Protect Themselves?
What Do Butterflies Eat?
How Do Butterflies Protect Themselves?
Comparing Butterflies to Moths
Exploring the Power of Pollination
Compound Eye: What Do Butterflies See?
At-A-Glance Resource Guide
Observing the Changes with Observation Journal (plus 2 covers to choose from)
Labeling the Parts of a Caterpillar
Labeling the Parts of a Butterfly
What Is Pollination?
How Do Butterflies Help Plants Grow?
Looking Through An Insect’s Eyes
Math Journal Measurement Activity: How Far Did the Caterpillar Crawl?
Collecting Data and Using a Calendar to record changes
Data Discussion Cards
True or False? Butterfly Facts Task Cards
Butterfly Life Cycle Problem/Solution cut & paste printable
Foldable Butterfly Booklet:
Directions for Assembly with pictures
Several of the templates include multiple versions of the writing prompts and mini-book pages to customize your booklets and easily differentiate.
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