| Introduction | Tasks | Process
| Evaluation | Conclusion | References
| Teacher Information
This lesson is about the life cycle of the butterfly. The content areas that will be used in this lesson are science and art. The grade level is 1st and 2nd grades.
you ever wondered how an ugly caterpillar could turn into a beautiful butterfly?
Let’s look at the life cycle of the caterpillar/butterfly to find out.
If you could talk to humans, how would you show them the process of
turning into a butterfly?
would you design a poster of the butterfly
You will start this unit by working on a KWL chart
You will learn about metamorphosis, the butterfly’s
You will make a poster of the butterfly’s life cycle.
You will observe different kinds of butterflies on the
will paint a watercolor poster of the butterfly
will be able to identify a caterpillar and a butterfly.
will illustrate and label in sequence the stages of the butterfly life cycle.
will be able to state the differences of a caterpillar
will be able to create a watercolor of a butterfly.
By the time you finish this unit you will understand metamorphosis
and be able to illustrate and identify
What I know What I Want to Learn What I Have Learned
A., & Fischer, H. (1995). Life of the butterfly. New York:
S. (2000). Butterflies.
Retrieved March, 16, 2003,
L., (2003). BillyBear4Kids.com.
March 24, 2003, from http://www.billybear4kids.com
life cycles. Retrieved March 16, 2003,
County Board of Education. (2003). Elementary level standards &
March 24, 2003, from http://www.hcde.org/standards/stindex.html.
and benchmarks used are as follows:
Recognize growth cycles of living things.
The purpose of this WebQuest is to inform students of the aspects of the life cycle of the butterfly. The students will study the metamorphosis of the caterpillar to the butterfly.
The children will view the life cycle of the butterfly. They will complete a watercolor of a butterfly of their own creation.
The WebQuest should give children a better understanding of the life cycle of a butterfly. They will understand the magnificent change that takes place to the caterpillar. They will understand that in nature nothing stays the same.
The WebQuest could be expanded to cover other insects. The children could broaden their knowledge of insects and come to a better understanding of why nature is so important.