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Science ? Life Cycle of the Butterfly

About the Science ? Life Cycle of the Butterfly Lesson

Summary
Activity A allows the children to test their knowledge of metamorphosis and Activity B is a creative exercise that tests their understanding of the sequence.

Objectives
• The children will understand and be able to explain the concept of metamorphosis.

• The children will be able to describe the sequence of the metamorphosis of a butterfly.

Suggested Grades
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade

Excerpt
Here is a big word for you to remember: metamorphosis. Metamorphosis means that an animal changes in the way it looks and behaves as it develops. Most insects go through metamorphosis. So do frogs, as they change from eggs to tadpoles and then into frogs.

Metamorphosis can be complete or incomplete. In insects, incomplete metamorphosis has 3 stages. These are the egg, the nymph and the adult stage. A grasshopper goes through incomplete metamorphosis.

Complete metamorphosis has 4 stages. A butterfly goes through complete metamorphosis.

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