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Life Cycle of the Butterfly

Life Cycle of the Butterfly

Author: Sarah Hanks

This presentation will address CA state LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits

§ Young animals are very much, but not exactly like, their parents. Plants also are very much, but not exactly, like their parents. (1-LS3-1)

Objective: After this lesson, the students will be able to name and recognize the four stages of the life cycle of the butterfly. 

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The BIG question:

This chart shows the life cycle of the butterfly

Source: Life Cycle of the Butterfly. Web. 24 Sept. 2016.

For more information on the life cycle of the butterfly, please visit:

Source: "The Children's Butterfly Site." The Children's Butterfly Site. N.p. N.d. Web. 24 Sept. 2016.

Here is a kid friendly video that shows the life cycle of the butterfly:

Source: Smartlearningforall. "Life Cycle of a Butterfly." YouTube. YouTube, 17 Nov. 2015. Web. 24 Sept. 2016.