were picked by the local zoo to set up the brand new butterfly
display. In order to make sure that all your butterflies have a long
happy life you will need to learn about each stage of the butterfly's
life cycle. The Task: After listening to stories and doing activities about butterflies you
and a partner will learn more about the butterfly life cycle. You will
visit some web sites to see the life cycle stages to learn more about
this changing insect. Your Job will be to color each stage of the life cycle, and to write down one fact in a complete sentence.
The Process: 1. The teacher will place you and one another classmate together at one computer.
2. The teacher will hand out a copy of each stage and have the children look up information on each stage.
3. You will then go onto the website and review the information on the websites.
4. You will then write in a complete sentence one fact about that stage of the life cycle.
5. You will then color the picture in with the correct colors. Task 1
1. Look at the screens in front of you while the teacher plays the following short video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyjzI-LxoL4. In one complete sentence answer the following question: When does a butterflies life cycle start over again?
2. Using the following website http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/butterfly/lifecycle/Larva.shtml
and the sheet of paper that has just been handed to you and your
partner should write down one thing that you have learned about the
second stage including what the second stage is called. Make sure you
use complete sentences!
3. Using the following website http://www.magicoflife.org/Life_Cycles.pdfyou
and your partner will write one fact you learned on the sheet of paper
in front of you about the third stage, make sure to write down the name
of the third stage. Make sure you use complete sentences!
4. Using the following website http://www.thebutterflysite.com/life-cycle.shtml
list one thing you read and learned on your paper for the fourth stage
of the butterfly's life cycle and the name of the stage. Make sure you
use complete sentences!
1. You are being handed out four pieces of paper. Each piece of paper
is a different stage of the butterfly life cycle. Using the
information that you have gathered from your websites you should label
each stage and then color them.
2. After all the pictures are colored raise your hand and the teacher
will come over and give you a large piece of paper. You should lay
your colored pictures out in the correct order and then after the
teacher will check to make sure it is correct. He/She will give you
some glue and you should glue your pictures to the page in the proper
1. You will be given 2 paper plates, a brown oval from construction
paper, and crayons. You should color the plates with any colors that
you want. You will then glue the plates to the oval that you have been
handed. Be creative, but show me that you understand that you've
learned the information.
2. After you have made your own butterfly you should write a few lines
about your butterfly. Answer the following : Where does your
butterfly live? How did it become a butterfly? What colors is your
butterfly, and why? How old is your butterfly? What is your
REMEMBER: Do not forget to put your names
on each piece of paper, and your butterfly, or I will not know what
belongs to who. This is a graded assignment, please take your time and
have fun! Evaluation:
Correctly labeled all four stages of the butterfly life cycle
Labeled three out of the four stages of the butterfly life cycle correctly.
Labeled two out of four stages of the butterfly life cycle correctly.
Labeled one or no stages of the butterfly life cycle correctly.
Everything is in full complete sentences with no grammatical errors.
Most answers are in full complete sentences with few grammatical errors.
Some answers are in full complete sentences with some grammatical errors.
Almost no answers in full complete sentences with many grammatical errors.
Student can put the butterfly life cycle in the correct order and knows one fact about each stage.
Student can put the butterfly life cycle in the order mixing up only two of the stages student knows one fact about each stage.
Student only knows where one stage of the butterfly life cycle is and knows limited facts on the stage.
Student has no idea the order of the butterfly life cycle and the student does not know any facts about any of the stages.
There were no problems within the groups and each student did a the same amount of work.
There were minimal problems within the groups but each student did equal work
There were some problems in the group and one student did a little more work than the other person.
There were many problems in the group, and one student did little to no work while the other person did everything.