Life Cycle of the Butterfly. GPS Standards Addressed: S2L1 – Students will investigate the life cycles of different living organisms.
Life Cycle of the Butterfly
GPS Standards Addressed:
S2L1 – Students will investigate the life cycles of different living organisms.
a. Determine the sequence of the life cycle of common animals in your area: a mammal such as a cat or dog or classroom pet, a bird such as a chicken, an amphibian such as a frog, and an insect such as a butterfly.
S2CS4 – Students will use the ideas of system, model, change, and scale in exploring scientific and technological matters..
b. Use a model – such as a toy or a picture – to describe a feature of the primary thing.
S2CS5 – Students will communicate scientific ideas and activities clearly.
b. Draw pictures (grade level appropriate) that correctly portray features of the thing being described.
Activities created by Christy McBee Smith,
Gordon County Public Schools, 2006
PowerPoint created by GDOE/Division of Exceptional Students
Stepwise Instructional Task WorksheetEarly Elementary Science Life Science: Life Cycle of the Butterfly
Step 1 – The tiny white egg.
A female butterfly lays a tiny white egg.
The egg hatches into a caterpillar.
Step 2 – The caterpillar.
The caterpillar eats and eats. It grows big.
The caterpillar crawls on a tree branch or under a leaf.
Step 3 – The chrysalis.
The caterpillar changes. It becomes a chrysalis (or pupa).
Step 4 – The butterfly.
Soon a butterfly comes out of the chrysalis.
Butterflies fly free!