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Age 3-1st Grade

As a whole group, students reveal how butterflies and moths differ by dressing up a student or teacher and studying preserved butterflies and moths, then experience the butterfly life cycle in an active metamorphosis game. 


Curriculum Standards Supported:

Colorado Science Standards

SC09-GR.PREK-S.2-GLE.1 Living things have characteristics and basic needs 

SC09-GR.PREK-S.2-GLE.2 Living things develop in predictable patterns 

SC09-GR.K-S.2-GLE.1 Organisms can be described and sorted by their physical characteristics 

SC09-GR.1-S.2-GLE.2 An organism is a living thing that has physical characteristics to help it survive 

SC09-GR.2-S.2-GLE.1 Organisms depend on their habitat’s nonliving parts to satisfy their needs 

SC09-GR.2-S.2-GLE.2 Each plant or animal has different structures or behaviors that serve different functions 

SC09-GR.3-S.2-GLE.1 The duration and timing of life cycle events such as reproduction and longevity vary across organisms and species 

Next Generation Science Standards 

K-ESS3-1 Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals and the places they live. 

1-LS1-1 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.    

1-LS1-2 Read texts and  use media to determine patterns in behaviors of patents and offspring that help offspring survive.  

2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. 

3-LS4-4 Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.