March 14 is Learn About Butterflies Day. We've gathered excellent resources to learn about these beautiful and fascinating insects.

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Butterflies and Blooms. The original, with the same name, was found on arkive.org through a curriki.org search used butterflies and plants native to the Northwoods region of Wisconsin. This is a life cycle lesson that shows the way species depend on each other. I extended the Power Point presentation and used species native to the Northern Nevada Sierra Mountain Region. I changed the study guide and lesson plan to be more appropriate for a first grade classroom. The original was for ages 7-11.
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Butterflies and Moths Science Kit

by Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES Math Science Technology Dept

This unit provides students with the opportunity to observe the life cycle of butterflies and moths. Although the title implies that moths will be studied, no moth larvae are sent with the unit. Methods of collecting moths and moth larvae are suggested. Students will compare and contrast the similarities and differences in the body structures of butterflies and moths. Humane treatment of animals should be stressed throughout this unit. This collection is available as downloadable PDFs, but portions of the content are found in wiki format (see WIKI Learning Experiences and Resources) which can be edited or built up with other materials on the same topic by members of the Curriki community. More About CABOCES Welcome to the Math, Science, and Technology Department (MST) of Cattaraugus Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). As a department of Instructional Support Services (ISS), we provide Math, Science, and Technology kits along with support services to meet the needs of the individual districts in our area. The BOCES Teaching and Learning Center at Allegany provides hands-on math, science, and technology kits to over twenty area school districts in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Our department provides forty-three different varieties of kit topics. The kits cover topics in math, life science, physical science, chemistry, and earth science. Each kit contains a teacher's manual, student activity book, materials inventory list, instructional video, and materials needed to complete each learning experience. Each kit aligns with the New York State standards and prepares students for the New York State assessments. Contact Information BOCES Teaching & Learning Center @ Allegany Math, Science, Technology & Health Dept. 80 N Fourth St, Third Floor Allegany, NY 14706 Phone: (716)-376-8272; Fax: (716)-372-0621 http://www.caboces.org http://www.mstkits.org http://www.nyreal.org
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In this case study, Mrs Ngugi of TESSA encourages students to see symmetry in nature around them and then recreate it. She uses butterflies and the shapes of their wings to teach symmetry.
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A webquest about the life cycle of the butterfly.
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This video builds on what was described in previous videos about the natural selection of peppered moths during the industrial revolution by going into detail about the natural selection that led to the unusual coloring of the owl butterfly.
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Monarch Butterfly

by Carol Redmond

This site contains the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly and their journey north.
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Coffee Filter Butterfly

by jessica subramanya

Create a butterfly with clothes pin and coffee filter.
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