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Life Cycle of the Butterfly

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Author/Speaker: Lisa Morris


E.R.Dickson Elementary School- Mobile County Public School System


In this podcast we will discuss the life cycle of a butterfly. We will examine each stage of the cycle. The students will have an opportunity to observe each stage and experience the transformation of a caterpillar to a chrysalis and to a butterfly. The students will learn about the parts of a butterfly. The students will learn about what caterpillars and butterflies eat. 

Length: 03:57

Aligned to the following ALEX lesson plan:

Butterfly Life Cycles

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SC (1)
4. Describe survival traits of living things, including color, shape, size, texture, and covering.
  • Classifying plants and animals according to physical traits
  • Examples:
    animals—six legs on insects,
    plants—green leaves on evergreen trees
  • Identifying developmental stages of plants and animals
  • Examples:
    plants—seed developing into seedling, seedling developing into tree;
    animals—piglet developing into pig, kid developing into goat
  • Describing a variety of habitats and natural homes of animals
    SC2015 (3)
    6. Create representations to explain the unique and diverse life cycles of organisms other than humans (e.g., flowering plants, frogs, butterflies), including commonalities such as birth, growth, reproduction, and death.


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