http://stuckeyinsecond.blogspot.com/2013/08/butterfly-life-cycle.htmlThis blog is a good teaching tool for the topic of life cycle. The blog is filled with creative and unique strategies for teaching this topic. There are many kid-friendly crafts and activities to help young kids learn about the life cycle of a butterfly.
This podcast can be useful in teaching about life cycle because it helps explain the story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” using kid-friendly language. This podcast is a fun listening tool for a young classroom of students.
http://www2.newton.k12.ma.us/~lauren%20dietz/FOV1-0003E676/Ms._Dickerson_Grade_2/Entries/2009/6/2_Butterfly-Dickerson.htmlThis podcast can be used as a teaching tool to teach about the topic of butterflies. The podcast displays a fun project students can complete on the phases of metamorphosis.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Tvl6wz7e9MThis YouTube video would be a useful in teaching about the life cycle of a butterfly because it explains the changes a caterpillar undergoes to become a butterfly. It is a fun video that uses animals to explain the phases of metamorphosis.
All three website can be used by teacher to display real life images of butterflies to the students. Facts from these websites can be used to provided actual data and information about the study of butterflies and how to preserve butterflies today. 1:http://www.kidsbutterfly.org/2:http://www.ansp.org/explore/online-exhibits/butterflies/lifecycle/3: http://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/Science-Stories/Butterflies/Sci-Media/Animations-and-Interactives/Monarch-butterfly-life-cycle
1.) How would this diagram/GO be used in an actual lesson? This diagram of the Life Cycle of a Butterfly could be used in an actual lesson as an inactive tool. This diagram can easily be displayed on a SmartBoard. It will give students the opportunity to physically touch the screen and move the images to the appropriate sections of the life cycle chart. 2.) How does this visual enhance student understanding of the topic? This visual will help to enhance student understanding of the topic by allowing students to use visual and kinesthetic styles of learning. All students will visually see the display, while some students actually move the images with their finger to the appropraite location. It allows learning to be interactive and more hand-on, address 21st century learning skills.
The Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Intended Audience for Lesson: 1st Grade Students
By: Andrea Siclari
Technology Integration Rationale
Technology can be useful in teaching the topic of life cycle of
a butterfly to show students the process of metamorphosis
through the use of videos, pictures and online models.
Through the use of technology, students can discover real life
visuals of butterflies and other animals who experience life
The use of technology can also help to address the various
learning styles of students. The internet can provide pictures,
videos, audio and reading materials to keep students engage
in their learning using 21st century learning skills.
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Reliability of Resources
All websites used in this presentation have proven to be
reliable sources of information related to teaching and the
life cycle of a butterfly.
By clicking on hyperlinks and graphics, you will be directed
to the original sites and links throughout the presentation.
Majority of information was obtained from government and
organization based site.
Second grade teacher, Allison Stuckey
shares teaching strategies and tools in
her blog entitled “Stuckey in Second”.
Her blog is filled with creative and
unique ideas she utilizes in her own
second grade classroom. She has a
specific post discussing her own method
in teaching the life cycle of a butterfly.
She shares a fun and kid-friendly
activity booklet she created for students
to learn about the butterfly life cycle.
Podcast: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
This podcast is presented by teacher, Sarah Bowlen.
This podcast could be used as a review for young learners
after reading the story "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric
Carle. The speaker related the story to the phases of
metamorphosis using kid-friendly language.
Podcast: Life Cycle of Butterflies
This podcast is presented by second grade students in Ms.
Dickenson’s class. It focuses on the phases of metamorphosis.
This podcast can be an example of a project a teacher can
utilize in his or her own classroom. This radio podcast
project would be a great way to get students to work together
to explain the phases of metamorphosis. Students can share
this podcast with their friends and family members at the end
of the unit.
Click on the
listen to the
YouTube video: Hoopla Kidz TV
This kid-friendly video tells a
short story of how a hippos
new friend changes from a
caterpillar to a butterfly
It also provided an activity
for a teacher to utilize in his
or her classroom
Click on the image to
watch the video clip
Pinterest: Life Cycle of a Butterfly Boards
Pinterest can be a good resource for teaching to find blogs, podcasts,
YouTube videos, samples of worksheets and even fun activities to utilize
in a classroom.
The Children’s Butterfly Site
“Originally developed by renowned lepidopterist Paul A. Opler in
conjunction with the Fort Collins Science Center. This project is based
upon work previously supported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Program. Today, the
Children's Butterfly Site is now a project of the Butterfly and Moth
Information Network. Funding support comes from advertisers.”
The Academy of Nature Science of Drexel University
“The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a world-class
natural history museum. It is dedicated to advancing research, education,
and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science”
Science Learning Hub
“The Science Learning Hub is developed by educators and teachers in
collaboration with New Zealand scientists to provide resources for
teachers of school years 2-10. It is funded by the Ministry of Business,
Innovation and Employment and managed by the University of Waikato.”
Teaching Material: Word Search
“Life Cycle of a Butterfly”
Created on puzzlemaker.com
Teaching Material: Craft
Arts and crafts activity for
1st grade students to
visually display the phases
of metamorphosis in a
butterfly using dry pasta.
Found on a teacher blog:
Teaching Material: Story
Read aloud for class discussion on life cycle changes.
Subject Specific Internet Resource
A teacher can utilize the lesson plan entitled “Observing
the Life Cycle of a Butterfly”.
“Through a series of activities, students will study the life
cycle of a butterfly while noting its development as it
metamorphoses from a caterpillar to a butterfly. During
this time, students will learn about the attributes of a
butterfly through both observation and comparing and
Using the Use of internet
This website can be used by kids to view real pictures,
learn new facts and explore the different butterfly species
at the San Diego Zoo.
Using the Internet: Teaching/Learning
This website can be used by kids to learn about the
different species and subspecies of butterflies throughout
The website enthuse.me lets you create a one-page website,
showing off what you know.
This website can be utilized in a classroom by allowing
students and the teacher to create a one-page website
together about everything they learning about the lifecycle of