Butterfly: Full Nonfiction Butterfly Unit
Pick up your Milkweed plants and get ready to morph your class into the world of the butterfly. Turn your students into young entomologists with science labs and observation notes. Dissect a flower to hunt for nectar like a butterfly! This butterfly unit will be one of your students’ most memorable lessons from their elementary school. From egg to the release ceremony, let us help you guide your students through the butterfly’s journey.
Below are the activities of our 2+ week lesson:
-Book and Website List
-Edibles Life Cycle of A Butterfly
-All About the Milkweed Plant
-What is Metamorphosis?
-What is Nectar? and Lab
-Butterfly Life Cycle
-2 Cover Sheets (Observation Journal and All About the Butterfly)
-All About Book Pages
-Table of Contents
-Vocabulary cards and 4 real pictures
-Themed Writing Paper
The following book is a great book study to accompany this lesson: Good Question! How Does a Caterpillar Become a Butterfly? By Melissa Stewart
Also, check out our companion video on the life cycle of the butterfly