What do you REALLY KNOW about butterflies?
We see them all the time but, do you really know just how amazing these insects truly are?
In this power point lesson your students will learn the following:
Why butterflies and caterpillars are classified as insects?
What are the different life cycles a butterfly goes through?
It discusses each stage and definitions to metamorphosis, proboscis, pupa, etc.
What butterflies wings are made of? Chitin (Protein)
What and how they eat when they are butterflies.
What and how they eat when they are caterpillars.
What is the butterflies defense mechanism?
What is the name of the world's smallest and largest butterflies?
Did you know that most butterflies do not migrate long distances?
Caterpillar's have: simple eyes, teeth to chew on leaves, ventral pro-legs which are not considered real legs. They are like suction cups.
When in the pupa stage (3rd stage of the butterflies life cycle) the caterpillar goes through metamorphosis.
Caterpillars eyes change from simple eyes into compound eyes. Their mouth changes from the ability to chew on leaves into a straw-like tongue(Proboscis) that the butterfly will need to sip nectar from flowers.
It also grows wings.
Can you guess my name and where I might live?
I am the world's smallest butterfly.
I have a wingspan of half an inch.
Look at your thumb from the knuckle up and that is the size of my one wing.
I have brown wings that become clue closer to my body.
I can be seen all year long but I am most often seen in July to September.
I live in the Southern United States. Usually close to the coastal areas.
Can you name some southern states?
This is a fun, educational and fact filled lesson about butterflies.
Your student's will surely be a lot wiser because you taught them this lesson.
My student absolutely loved this lesson.