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The Butterfly Cycle. 2nd Grade Ms. Mijangos Lockwood Elementary. How many types of butterflies are there? Can you name some?. There are many species of butterflies Such as: Monarch Butterfly Buckeye Butterfly Ulysses Butterfly DogFace Butterfly Cabbage White Butterfly.

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The butterfly cycle

The Butterfly Cycle

2nd Grade

Ms. Mijangos

Lockwood Elementary


How many types of butterflies are there can you name some
How many types of butterflies are there?Can you name some?

  • There are many species of butterflies

  • Such as:

    • Monarch Butterfly

    • Buckeye Butterfly

    • Ulysses Butterfly

    • DogFace Butterfly

    • Cabbage White Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly


Important vocabulary
Important Vocabulary

  • caterpillar: when the larva has grown its full size

  • Chrysalis/pupa: the hard shell when the caterpillar is transforming

  • larva: wormlike creature

  • Transforming: changing

  • Molt: shedding


The life cycle

Fun fact:Butterflies fly between 5 and 30 miles an hour.

The life cycle

  • The butterfly like all animals have a life cycle. There are 5 stages of their development.

    Can you guess what the first stage is?


First stage
First Stage

  • An adult female butterfly lays about 300-500 eggs on a leaf. Five days later the eggs hatch and the larva are born.


Second stage
Second Stage

  • During this stage the larva eats the leaves around it so it can grow.

  • As it grows it molts it skin many times and becomes a caterpillar.


Third stage
Third Stage

  • As the caterpillar grows it full size it hangs upside down on a branch.

  • As it hangs the caterpillar becomes a pupa/chrysalis

  • During this time the pupa is transforming into a butterfly


Fourth stage
Fourth Stage

  • Two weeks later the butterfly breaks through the chrysalis as an adult.

  • The butterfly lays on the leave to dry its leaf.

  • Then the butterfly suck nectar from the flowers.



Review
Review

  • Can you name 2 kinds of butterflies?

  • How many stages are in the life cycle?

  • Can you describe 2 stages?


Websites
Websites

  • http://www.tooter4kids.com/LifeCycle/Butterfly_Life_Cycle.htm

  • http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/butterfly/

  • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/butterfly/activities/printouts/lifecycle.shtml


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