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Science: butterfly life cycle

ROLE (student) AUDIENCE FORMAT TOPIC
Row 1 A host of a science trivia game your favorite game show watchers An informative/ competitive game Have you ever wondered what exactly the life cycle is for a butterfly?
Row 2 A butterfly A group of kids in class A charades style game to have the kids guess what stage You are having the kids think and figure out the different stages.
Row 3 A plant Housing developers A speech You are telling the housing developers that if we keep destroying the plants and areas they grow in we might not have anymore butterfly’s.

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Row 1

Objective:

You will be able to describe the life cycle of a butterfly.

Student role:

A game show host for a trivia game

Audience:

Your favorite game show watchers

Format:

An informative/competitive game

Topic:

Have you ever wondered what the life cycle is for a butterfly?

Directions:

  1. Visit http://www.kidsbutterfly.org/life-cycle and learn about the life cycle of the butterfly
  2. Draw out visuals of the butterfly going from stage to stage.
  3. Create questions about the life cycle
  4. Check the answers and make sure they are correct.

Resources

Websites to visit

The three stages

http://www.kidsbutterfly.org/life-cycle

Butterfly education

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/butterfly/lifecycle

More information on butterfly’s

https://www.learner.org/jnorth/search/MonarchNotes2.html

Life cycle video

http://www.natgeotv.com/ca/great-migrations/videos/growing-up-butterfly

Row 2

Objective:

You will be able to guess what stage the butterfly is in..

Student role:

A butterfly

Audience:

A small group of kids in the class

Format:

A charades style game to have the kids guess what stage

Topic:

You are having the kids think and figure out the different stages.

Directions:

  1. Make sure you know the different stages of the butterfly.
  2. Create cards that have the stages on them so you can use them in the game
  3. Split the kids into groups
  4. Make sure the kids are folling the rules and learning the information in a fun way

Resources:

The three stages

http://www.kidsbutterfly.org/life-cycle

Butterfly education

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/butterfly/lifecycle

More information on butterfly’s

https://www.learner.org/jnorth/search/MonarchNotes2.html

Life cycle video

http://www.natgeotv.com/ca/great-migrations/videos/growing-up-butterfly

Row 3

Objective:

You will know the facts about butterflies and how they could be endangered.

Student role:

A plant

Audience:

Housing developers

Format:

A speech

Topic:

You are telling the housing developers that if we keep destroying the plants and areas they grow in we might not have anymore butterfly’s.

Directions:

  1. Research where butterfly’s ley their eggs and the areas they live mostly in
  2. Write a persuasive speech that is directed towards the housing developers
  3. Have a friend or teacher proof read speech.
  4. Present the topic to the class in a persuasive speech form.

Resources.

Areas where they live

http://www.thebutterflysite.com/where-butterflies-live.shtml

Deforestation around the world.

https://www.worldwildlife.org/threats/deforestation

More information on butterfly’s

https://www.learner.org/jnorth/search/MonarchNotes2.html