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Please be advised: Butterfly Pavilion will be closing early on Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m. with last admission at 1:15 p.m.

Life Cycles

Ages K-3rd Grade

In this program, your budding scientists will awaken their senses, closely observing and interacting with live invertebrates on camera to unlock the mesmerizing mystery of metamorphosis. Let us guide your class in an interactive virtual adventure, where the secrets of life cycles come to life before your students’ eyes. It’s an educational experience that will spark their curiosity and deepen their understanding of the natural world.

Curriculum Standards Supported:  

Colorado Academic Science Standards

  • SC.K.2.1-GLE.1 To live and grow, animals obtain food they need from plants or other animals, and plants need water and light.  
  • SC.1.2.1-GLE.1 All organisms have external parts that they use to perform daily functions. 
  • SC.1.2.2-GLE.2 Young organisms are very much, but not exactly, like their parents, and also resemble other organisms of the same kind.  
  • SC.2.2.2-GLE.2 A range of different organisms lives in different places.  
  • SC.3.2.1-GLE.1 Organisms have unique and diverse life cycles. 

Next Generation Science Standards

  • 1-LS3-1 Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents 
  • 3-LS1-1 Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death