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Webquest: The Life Cycle of a Butterfly By: Bethany Linkous Angie Keaton Introduction • Have you ever wondered how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly? The purpose of this webquest is to understand the life cycle of a butterfly. Through this webquest, you will be able to identify and describe the stages involved as a caterpillar changes into a butterfly. Task • Your task is to read the information that is provided in this webquest. This will increase your understanding of the butterfly life cycle. You will learn how each stage is important as a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. After you complete the webquest, you will develop a book. In your book you will illustrate and describe the life cycle of a butterfly. Process • Students will be working in partners as they explore this webquest. Students will create their book on the life cycle individually. • Step 1: I want you to think about what you know about the life cycle of a butterfly. Write this down on a sheet of paper. Then share this information with your partner. Discuss what you know and what you want to learn. Step 2: The teacher will read aloud Clara Caterpillar by Pamela Duncan Edwards. The purpose of this is for students to begin to think about the changes involved as a caterpillar changes into a butterfly. Process Step 3: With a partner, you will explore the links to learn of the life cycle. Print out the provided worksheet on the next slide. Each partner should pick 2 stages of the life cycle to research. Share the information with your partner. The stages are: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly. Worksheet Butterfly Stage: 1. Describe this stage: 2. Draw a picture of this stage. 3. Make a connection to this stage or write an interesting fact about what you learned. Process • Links to explore: • http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jmresources/butlifecycle/li fecycl.html • http://www.dcboces.org/sufsd/nassau/vitek/butterfly/lifec ycle.html • http://bsi.montana.edu/web/kidsbutterfly/life-cycle • http://www.exhibits.pacsci.org/insects/buttermoth.html • http://www.billybear4kids.com/butterfly/flutter-fun.html • http://www.tooter4kids.com/LifeCycle/Butterfly_Life_Cycle .htm Process • Click here to watch a video on how a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly. • http://education.apple.com/education/ilife/pr oject_template.php?project_id=83&subject_i d=4 Process • After you and your partner have explored the sites and completed the worksheet for each stage then you will create a book. This book will be completed individually. You should include colorful illustrations and text that explains the life cycle of the butterfly. Use the rubric provided and your worksheets to help guide you in making your book. Rubric I. Cover page: 2 points Cover should include title of book, name, and date. II. 4 Stages of a Butterfly: Egg 5 points Larva 5 points Pupa 5 points Adult 5 points Each stage is on a separate page. You provided accurate and detailed information for each stage. There is a picture for each stage. III. Neatness 3 points The book is neat and colorful. IV. Work Ethic You worked hard during this webquest. 5 points Total Points: 30 points Conclusion • Congratulations! You have completed this webquest on the life cycle of a butterfly. I hope you have a deeper understanding of how a caterpillar develops into a butterfly. Think of your book as a souvenir of this journey. Credits • Sources used: www.webquest.org Book reference: Edwards, P.D. (2004). Clara Caterpillar. Harper Collins: New York. Teacher Page • This webquest was created by Bethany Linkous and Angie Keaton. It was designed for second graders.