The Butterfly Story By Paige Utley Learning Outcomes This slideshow was made to teach you about how butterflies change as they grow. By the end of this slideshow, you will be able to explain how a butterfly’s life goes from an egg all the way to a full grown butterfly. Standards: Tennessee State Learning Expectations for Science (K-3) 4.3: Recognize that the appearance of plants and animals changes as they mature NETS•S Profile for grades K-2 2. Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities. (1,3) Directions Click on to go to the next page Click on to go to the previous page Click on to get to the main menu Click on to get back to these directions Click on to take the quiz Main Menu Start the Butterfly Story Take the quiz Back to the directions Read the learning outcomes References This is a butterfly. You see butterflies outside in the summer, but where did the butterfly come from? Butterflies hatch from eggs, but they don’t come out as butterflies… They come out as caterpillars! Caterpillars eat and eat. They eat the leaves of plants. The caterpillar might stay on the same plant for its whole life. The caterpillar will grow very quickly. It will only stay a caterpillar for a few weeks. When the caterpillar is done eating, it makes a chrysalis. A chrysalis is a hard shell that the caterpillar will live in for several weeks. While the caterpillar is in the chrysalis, it doesn’t eat at all. The caterpillar undergoes a metamorphosis. Do you know what that big word means? “Metamorphosis” means “change.” The caterpillar is changing. It is changing into a… Butterfly! Now the butterfly can move to new plants. The butterfly has a tongue shaped like a straw. It uses its tongue to sip flower nectar. The butterflies can lay new eggs on a leaf. Caterpillars will hatch out of those eggs, and our butterfly story will start again. Summary Now you know how butterflies grow from eggs, to caterpillars, to butterflies. Are you ready to take the butterfly quiz? Yes, I’m ready No, I’ll read the story again Question 1 What do butterflies start out as when they hatch? A. Little Butterflies B. Caterpillars C. Beetles D. Flies Great Job! Question 2 What does a caterpillar live in when it is time for it to change? A. A house B. A tree C. A chrysalis D. A flower Wonderful! Question 3 What does the word “metamorphosis” mean? A. Change B. Butterfly C. Leaf D. Caterpillar Awesome! Question 4 How does a grown up butterfly eat? A. With its teeth B. With its feet C. With its wings D. With its tongue Perfect! Question 5 How can a grown up butterfly make new caterpillars? A. By laying eggs B. By eating leaves C. By sipping nectar D. By flying away Good Work! You have finished the butterfly story. Thanks for reading! References Unless otherwise specified, clip art and photos are from the Microsoft Office clip art gallery. Monarch Egg Photo, Slide 6: www.butterfliesetc.com/monarch.html Blue Chrysalis Photo, Slide 10: Photo by Gary Vestal-Stone for Encyclopedia Britannica Wet Chrysalis Photo, Slide 11: Photo by Galveston County Master Gardener Association Chrysalis Photo, Slide 12: http://www.frw.ca/rouge.php?ID=90 Monarch on Chrysalis Photo, Slide 13: www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=36693 Exit Oops! Try Again.
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