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.
Wings of the Tropics
Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.*
Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles, but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.
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.
Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.
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.
Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.
Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
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.
Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.
Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.
Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.