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Butterfly Pavilion's Pollinator Place is now closed. The space will reopen on Friday, May 3rd as our new Origins: Building Life exhibit!

Paleo Journey

Paleo Journey

Age 5-Adult

To fully understand just how important invertebrate animals are, audiences can travel back in time to the dawn of the animal kingdom to see how bugs of today compare to their ancient counterparts.

Curriculum Standards Supported: 

Colorado Science Standards 

  • SC20-GR.MS-S.2-GLE.5 A Organisms and populations of organisms are dependent on their environmental interactions both with other living things and with nonliving 
  • SC20-GR.4-S.2-GLE.1 Organisms have both internal and external structures that serve various functions 
  • SC20-GR.3-S.2-GLE.4 Some living organisms resemble organisms that once lived on Earth 
  • SC20-GR.3-S.2-GLE.3 Different organisms vary in how they look and function because they have different inherited information; the environment also affects the traits that an organism develops. 
  • SC20-GR.2-S.2-GLE.2 A range of different organisms lives in different places. 
  • SC20-GR.1-S.2-GLE.1 All organisms have external parts that they use to perform daily functions. 
  • SC20-GR.K-S.2-GLE.1 To live and grow, animals obtain food they need from plants or other animals, and plants need water and light. 

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.    
  • 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.   
  • 4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior and reproduction. 
  • 5-LS2-1 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.