This unit provides interactive science activities to teach all about butterflies! Tie in a fascinating subject like butterflies to your science standards with this unit. Fill your own science notebook or create a 3-dimensional interactive butterfly science book full of interactive hands on science lessons on parts of a butterfly, butterfly life cycle, a butterfly demonstration, and more! These lap books make for great STEM resources for kindergarten, first, and second grade.
Interactive Butterfly Science is a fun-filled way to teach students to be a part of the scientific method while learning all about butterflies! Simple activities can be paired with age-appropriate research and read alouds to make a memorable discovery booklet about butterflies!
Whether you keep all of your fun hands-on investigations in an interactive butterfly keepsake book or put them right into a science journal, you will have a record of learning about butterflies.
With so many fun lessons, you pick and choose the activities and pair them with your favorite read alouds, videos, and sing-alongs! Spend 15 minutes a day or more over a week’s time to create a memorable interactive unit!
Butterfly Science Unit Includes:
- Label a Butterfly
- Life Cycle of a Butterfly
- Facts of a Butterfly
- Butterfly Vocabulary
- Adaptations for Life
- Reflections on Learning
- Butterfly Observation Log
- Butterfly Nectar Demonstration
- Butterflies Can-Have-Are Tree Map
- Butterflies Writing Paper
Lesson Delivery Explanation
With so many lessons at your fingertips, it can be overwhelming to know how to deliver the content! What I like to do is gather an assortment of read alouds both fiction and non-fiction. Create a desktop folder of butterfly video clips that either allow students to learn facts, or observe butterflies. Then each day, choose a video, story (or both) that pair well with an activity. This format works very well. Once students are familiar and comfortable with their books and the format of the activities, you can include some activities into stations. I like to put easier activities into the writing center with pictures of butterflies and read alouds.
To culminate all of the rich learning, students can write an informational piece of writing all about butterflies!
Students work as scientists to apply their research through activities such as sorting and classifying.
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