The Butterfly Story By Paige Utley Learning Outcomes This slideshow was made to teach you about how butterflies change as they grow. By the end of this slideshow, you will be able to explain how a butterfly’s life goes from an egg all the way to a full grown butterfly. Standards:
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The Butterfly Story
By Paige Utley
This slideshow was made to teach you about how butterflies change as they grow. By the end of this slideshow, you will be able to explain how a butterfly’s life goes from an egg all the way to a full grown butterfly.
Tennessee State Learning Expectations for Science (K-3)
4.3: Recognize that the appearance of plants and animals changes as they mature
NETS•S Profile for grades K-2
2. Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities. (1,3)
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This is a butterfly. You see butterflies outside in the summer, but where did the butterfly come from?
Butterflies hatch from eggs, but they don’t come out as butterflies…
They come out as caterpillars!
Caterpillars eat and eat. They eat the leaves of plants. The caterpillar might stay on the same plant for its whole life.
The caterpillar will grow very quickly. It will only stay a caterpillar for a few weeks.
When the caterpillar is done eating, it makes a chrysalis. A chrysalis is a hard shell that the caterpillar will live in for several weeks.
While the caterpillar is in the chrysalis, it doesn’t eat at all. The caterpillar undergoes a metamorphosis. Do you know what that big word means?
“Metamorphosis” means “change.” The caterpillar is changing. It is changing into a…
Now the butterfly can move to new plants. The butterfly has a tongue shaped like a straw. It uses its tongue to sip flower nectar.
The butterflies can lay new eggs on a leaf. Caterpillars will hatch out of those eggs, and our butterfly story will start again.
Now you know how butterflies grow from eggs, to caterpillars, to butterflies. Are you ready to take the butterfly quiz?
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A. Little Butterflies
A. A house
B. A tree
C. A chrysalis
D. A flower
A. With its teeth
B. With its feet
C. With its wings
D. With its tongue
A. By laying eggs
B. By eating leaves
C. By sipping nectar
D. By flying away
You have finished the butterfly story. Thanks for reading!
Photo by Gary Vestal-Stone for Encyclopedia Britannica
Photo by Galveston County Master Gardener Association