Grade: Kindergarten
Subject: Science, Art, Reading
The life cycle of a butterfly! Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis, Butterfly.
Life Cycle

Expected Outcome Of This Lesson Plan-
1. Learn the different stages of the life cycle of the butterfly.
2. Be able to identify the different stages of the cycle.
3. Catch a butterfly and look under the microscope at the different parts of the butterfly and its cycle of life.
4. Make butterflies to take home at the end of the week!
Teacher Objectives-
1. gain knowledge about the life cycle of the butterfly.
2. Comfortability with the digital microscope and its functions.
Butterfly net
Butterfly cage
Digital Microscope (item for signature assignment)
Construction paper
Tissue paper
Pipe Cleaners
Crayons, Markers, Colored pencils
Teaching Methods-

1. Lesson Introduction-

1. Catch caterpillars with butterfly nets.
2. Cage the caterpillars
3. Monitor the life cycle and talk about what changes are happening.

2. Lesson Progression-

1. During each transformation stage, we will look under the digital microscopes at the different forms.
2. Talk about changes that are happening and what we think will happen next.
3. See if our predictions were correct!

3. Guided Practice-

1. After we have witnessed each stage, we will test our understanding.

4. Student Practice-

1. Draw the different stages on worksheet provided!

5. Learner Accommodations-

1. Compare the life cycle of the butterfly to our own life cycle as humans.

6. Assessment-

1. If there are any unsure students or incorrect answers we will fix them as a group.
2. Talk about what we liked about the new technology that was introduced. (Digital Microscopes)

7. Lesson Closure-

1. Let our butterflies free!
2. Make our own butterfly to take home and hang in our windows.
3. Read a butterfly life cycle book such as "From Caterpillar to Butterfly", by Suzanne Slade.
Measuring Student Progress-
1. The students will be able to create a butterfly life cycle plate identifying each stage of the cycle. Various students will share their own interpretation of the life cycle of a butterfly.

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