Butterfly Life Cycle

Butterfly Life Cycle

Author: Lucia Arroyo

CCSS-LS1.B:  Growth and Development of Organisms

Reproduction is essential to the continued existence of every kind of organism. Plants and animals have unique and diverse life cycles. (3-LS1-1)

Grade Level: 3rd grade

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Information about the butterfly life cycle

These are some resources that will help you better understand the life cycle of a butterfly.  

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Source: "Life Cycle of Butterflies and Moths | Children's Butterfly Website." Life Cycle of Butterflies and Moths | Children's Butterfly Website. N.p., n.d. Web. "Butterfly Life Cycle." Drexel University. N.p., n.d. Web. "Monarch Butterfly USA - Life Cycle." Monarch Butterfly USA - Life Cycle. N.p., n.d. Web.

Butterfly Life Cycle Video

Source: "The Life Cycle of a Butterfly.wmv." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web.

The butterfly life cycle

Watch a Power Point that describes the life cycle of a butterfly.