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Butterflies Day 4 -Butterfly vs. Moth

Butterflies Day 4 -Butterfly vs. Moth

For the last day of our butterfly unit study we focused on the differences between butterflies and moths.  We made a Venn diagram, wrote and acrostic poem, studied a dead moth, and talked about how butterflies find their host plants.  This unit was fun with our live butterflies and we all learned a lot. Butterfly vs. Moth 1. Discuss: Show the children a picture of a butterfly and a moth. Do you see any differences between the two?  There are...

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Butterflies Day 3: Butterfly Anatomy

Butterflies Day 3: Butterfly Anatomy

Now we have moved on to the anatomy of butterflies and moths.  We experimented with how butterflies eat, discovered what symmetry  is, and made some butterfly snacks today. T loves when we make things with food, he is my big sweet eater! Butterfly & Moth Anatomy 1. Discuss: Explain that butterflies and moths are both insects. The order that they belong to are called Lepidoptera. Like other insects, butterflies and moths have three major...

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Butterflies Day 2: Caterpillar Anatomy

Butterflies Day 2: Caterpillar Anatomy

Since butterflies start out as caterpillars we learned about the caterpillars anatomy for our second day of our butterfly unit study.  We had fun with some math, literature, crafts, spelling, and of course science.  We also made a caterpillar lunch today. Caterpillar Anatomy 1. Discuss: Butterflies do all of their growing during the larva stage (caterpillar).  Like all insects they have three distinct body parts (head, thorax, and abdomen). ...

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Butterflies Day 1: Life Cycle

Butterflies Day 1: Life Cycle

For the first day of our butterfly unit study we learned about the butterfly life cycle.  We learned that the butterfly and the moth life cycles are very similar. We made some life cycle crafts and did some writing and reading as well. Butterfly & Moth Life Cycle 1. Discuss: Ask the children “How do butterflies and moths grow? Do they start out as little babies like us or from eggs like snakes, frogs, turtles, and birds?” Because...

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Butterfly Unit Study

Butterfly Unit Study

In this unit study we learned about the life cycle of butterflies and moths, the anatomy of butterflies and moths, and the differences between butterflies and moths.  We also grew a butterfly and record our observations.  This unit study has 4 days worth of lessons, and it takes 3 to 4 weeks to grow the butterfly.  I did this unit study with my 1st grader and I recommend it for Kindergarten to 3rd grade. Butterfly Unit Study Day 1: Butterfly...

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