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In this two-part activity about the connection between the lupine plant and butterflies, learners first read "Miss Rumphius," a storybook about lupine by Barbara Cooney. Then learners plant their own seeds that can be transplanted into the wild. Learners discuss what plants need to grow. Next, learners review the butterfly life cycle and create a butterfly puppet that emerges from a pupa. Educators can also use this activity to introduce learners to endangered species (the Karner Blue butterfly is endangered in Wisconsin because of the decreased lupine population).

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    • Grade 1
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    • Grade 12

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    Informal Education,NSDL,habitat,insects,Biological science,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Social Sciences,larvae,Upper Elementary,Populations,life cycle,endangered,oak savannas,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,pupa,Ecosystems,Plants,Biodiversity,Animals,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926121820907T,entomology,Life Science,caterpillar,Elementary School,Karner Blue,Ecology,lupine,grasslands,Earth system science,butterflies,Geoscience

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