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The Rotating Exhibit in Colorado Backyard will be closed Jan. 24 - Feb. 5

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.

 

Outreach Classes 

Itsy Bitsy Bugs (Age 3- 1st ) 

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.


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. 

 

Creepy Crawly Story Time (Age 3- 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.


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-LS1-2 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.


 2-LS4-1 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity 

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


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. 

 

Bug Safari (All ages) 

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.


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-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.


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.


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

Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.


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

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


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

Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.


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

Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.


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

Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services.