Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Students will be shown a model of the four parts of a butterfly life cycle. Starting with the egg I will ask the. If they know what animal might come out of this egg. Then show them a representation of a caterpillar, chrysalis and finally the butterfly. I will then talk to the students about if they know what all of these things have in common? Then I will move on.
2 Direct Instruction
Students will watch this video (http://m.natgeotv.com/ca/great-migrations/videos/growing-up-butterfly) to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. It will show them the four different parts and how each part is unique. Students need to understand the four unique parts and in which order they occur.
3 Guided practice
Students will use educreations with a partner to create a visual display of the life cycle of a butterfly.
4 Wrap up
Students will share what they know by using a learner response system (infuse learning). Students will respond to teacher generated questions to show that they know the four stages in the life cycle of a butterfly. They will also have a chance to share with the class if they found any animals that had a similar life cycle. They will then have a chance to explain how it is similar.
5 Independent Practice
Students will use the website to research animals that have a similar life cycle as a butterfly. Students will record how they are similar so that they can share that information with the class. They will be able to choose how they want to show that they are similar. Some examples are making a video, using Educreations, etc). Educreations
Key Standards Supported
Speaking & Listening
Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.