Butterfly and Moth Differences - Compare and Contrast

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1st - 4th, Homeschool
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Butterfly and Moth Differences - Compare and Contrast.
Kids love live animals and this unit includes photographs of real butterflies and moths. The PowerPoint presentation introduces children to the similarities and differences between butterflies and moths. The photographs in this unit are from an award winning photographer.

This PowerPoint presentation compares and contrasts butterflies and moths. We've also included additional information and cool facts about butterflies and moths. 26 pages.

Bulletin Board/Student Center - 3 full page color photos and information related to the differences between butterflies and moths.

Bulletin Board/Student Center - 10 full page color photos with more information about butterflies and moths.
• Moth life cycle
• Butterfly life cycle
• How do caterpillars protect themselves
• Moth parts
• Butterfly parts
• Why do moths have antennae
• Butterfly and moth varieties
• Moth and butterfly differences
• Cool moth facts
• Cool butterfly facts

• Complete the Life Cycle - Students cut out pictures and place them in the correct order for a butterfly's life cycle.
• Complete the Life Cycle - Students cut out pictures and place them in the correct order for a moth's life cycle.
• Label a Moth - Students practice labeling a moth. Color and gray scale versions.
• Identify Moth or Butterfly - Students are provided photographs of a moth and butterfly. They are asked to identify which insect it is and list the reasons why.
• Sentences - Students select the correct word to complete sentences about butterfly and moth facts.
• Butterfly or Moth - Student indicate whether statements are referring to butterflies or moths.
• Butterfly and Moth Facts - The teacher provides the pupils with student center information for this activity (included). Students complete a worksheet about what they learned.
• My Notebook - Students observe a live moth or butterfly (or photographs) and make observations about the insect.
• Can Have - Students use can and have to complete a table listing how butterflies and moths are similar and different.
• Compare and Contrast - Students use a Venn diagram to list how butterflies and moths are similar and different.
• Compare Butterflies and Moths Writing - Students write a story about how butterflies and moths are the same.

From The Developer:
As teachers we know how much children are fascinated with real animals. We used photographs of live critters rather than drawings or clipart for this comprehensive unit.

Satisfies Standards for Science:
• Life cycles and adaptations of living things to their environment.
• Ask questions about organisms, objects, and events during observations and investigations.
• Living things are both similar to and different from each other and nonliving things.
• Help students develop informational literacy skills.
• Present key science content and vocabulary found on most state tests.

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65 pages
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