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Butterfly lifecycle/Sequence of events/Main Idea

For unit on plants, I would use this idea to have the students draw the plant life cycle on paper plates. Each student would have their own plate and draw each step of the plant life cycle. It would be a good assignment for independent practice.

10 ways to make physical science FUN! Looks very elementary, but I think I will do some of these with my 8th graders! why not!

10 ways to make physical science FUN!

STATES of MATTER 10 ways to make physical science FUN! Looks very elementary, but I think I will do some of these with my graders! why not!

The students used their butterfly proboscis (straw) to sip nectar (apple juice) from a flower.

I think this is the most fun way to wrap up a kindergarten butterfly unit ever. “The students used their butterfly proboscis (straw) to sip nectar (apple juice) from a flower” This would be perfect to do when you return from releasing butterflies!

Here's a great idea for making an interactive tool for watching the process of metamorphosis.

Here's a great idea for making an interactive tool for watching the process of metamorphosis. Would be a good nature plan

Treasure trove of birds!

This science project and cycle diagram allows students to see the life cycle of a chicken. This shows them the relationship of eggs to chickens and how the cycle is always rotating, life science.

Totally Terrific in Texas: Butterfly Lifecycle

Totally Terrific in Texas: Butterfly Lifecycle - could use the pasta in this exercise, to add sensory.

Investigation station idea-use hands to feel what's in each box and try to match the picture with each box- stick on with Velcro

Teach with Trash: Tissue Box Science It would be a good idea to use these as mystery boxes. Place six items in boxes and have them guess what the objects are or what they may all have in common. Could be used to introduce a new unit or book.

Watch a video of a Monarch butterfly as it hatches from its chrysalis. Also see monarch migration to Mexico.

Watch a video of a Monarch butterfly as it hatches from its chrysalis. Also see monarch migration to Mexico. ~ This would go well with our Butterfly Unit in JK, but also the narrative: Prince of Butterflies with grade

Photosynthesis model from the Inspired Classroom blog

Tons of minibooks about plants: photosynthesis, types of roots, parts of a flower, etc.The Inspired Classroom: August 2011

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