Students will need access to a computer connected to the internet.
Your task is the complete at least four of the activities
Read the poem titled Caterpillar by Lillian Vabada
Fuzzy, wuzzy, creepy crawly
You will be a butterfly
When the days are sunny.
Wiggling, flinging, dancing, springing
Butterfly so yellow,
You were once a caterpillar,
Wriggly, wiggly, fellow.
by Lillian Vabada
A. Read the poem and write down all rhyming words
the poem below.
B. Create an acrostic poem using the beginning
letters of the words
C. Life Cycle of a Butterfly Word Search.
here to make your own word search using the vocabulary words below.
Print it out and trade with a friend.
here to see the developmental stages of a butterfly close up
D. Using the letters only once in the word
how many words can you
List your words on the table below.
the larval stage of a butterfly or moth
the hard shell covering the pupa; shaped like an upside down teardrop
the second stage of metamorphosis, during which an insect is wormlike
and has new wings
the third stage of metamorphosis; encased by a chrysalis
a series of developmental stages often marked by body changes
Vocabulary information taken from http://www.scholastic.com/inschool/instructor/curriculum/science/science2.htm
Using the definitions above, draw a picture to match
Take a look at this site to help you with your drawings.
here to learn about the life cycle of other plants and animals
here to check out other sites on the circle of life
Did You Know?
l. Caterpillars change into butterflies.
2. The change is called metamorphosis.
3. Caterpillars grow out of their skin, molting.
4. Caterpillars will molt four or five times.
5. The last time a caterpillar molts, it grows a hard
shell - pupa.
6. Caterpillars stay inside the pupa for one week.
7. A butterfly can fly within two hours.
8. All butterflies have three pairs of legs.
Facts from a lesson created by Cara Wyko:
F. Which ones of these images
is a close up of a butterfly?
Make your prediction on a sticky note.
Put your sticky note
on the graph.
here to go to the site to check your answer
G. Using the information provided
from our class, make a bar graph of our predictions
using graph paper.
Please be sure to label your axes and color you graph.
H. Find the area of your caterpillar
using the square inch paper.
Enter the data on the
How Much Has Your Caterpillar Grown?
Measurements Converter Java
|# of days
||growth in # of cm2
I. Given the growth rate of
your caterpillar, how many cm2 will it be in day seven?
My prediction is___________inches. What
is the actual length________? Find the difference.
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