Science ? Life Cycle of the Butterfly
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.
• 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.
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.