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Curriculum Standards

Butterfly Pavilion is pleased to offer exceptional and unique opportunities to our learners. Due to the individualized and experiential nature of our exhibits, all requirements of the following standards may not be explicitly fulfilled, but rather may be supported through each learners’ interaction with the resources the exhibit provides. If you are looking to specific programming that can more thoroughly fulfill standard requirements, we suggest booking an on-site or outreach class, or participating in a PBL program designed by our educators.

On-Site Classes 

Life Cycles (K-3rd) 

K-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes 

Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.


1-LS1-2 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes 

Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.


3-LS1-1 From molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes 

Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

 

What’s That Bug (1st-6th) 

K-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity 

Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live.


1-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes 

Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.*


2-LS4-1 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity 

Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.


3-LS3-1 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits 

Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.


3-LS4-1 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity 

Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.


4-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes 

Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.


MS-LS2-5 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics 

Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.

 

Amazing Adaptations (2nd-5th) 

2-LS2-2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics 

Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants. 

2-LS4-1 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity 

Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. 

3-LS2-1 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics 

Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive. 

3-LS4-3 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity 

Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. 

4-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes 

Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. 

5-LS2-1 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics 

Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.