Life Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly Created by Joyce Johnson Professor Knezek Assignment 1B
Unit Question • What is a monarch butterfly? • What does the monarch butterfly eat? • What are the stages of the butterfly? • How many years does the butterfly live for?
What the students learn • Students will learn that the butterfly undergoes a metamorphosis • They will be able to identify a monarch butterfly • By the end of the lesson, students will be able to repeat the stages of the butterfly
Skills to Master • Identification • Vocabulary
Level of Activity • The children will have to function intellectually at a second grade level. • The material will be introduced to the students so that it will challenge them and force them to think and visualize the butterfly and its’ processes.
TEKS • §112.4. Science, Grade 2 (4) A system is a collection of cycles, structures, and processes that interact. Students should understand a whole in terms of its components and how these components relate to each other and to the whole. All systems have basic properties that can be described in terms of space, time, energy, and matter. Change and constancy occur in systems and can be observed and measured as patterns. These patterns help to predict what will happen next and can change over time.
References • http://bsi.montana.edu/web/kidsbutterfly/ • http://www.tooter4kids.com/LifeCycle/Stages.htm • http://www.tea.state.tx.us/teks/grade/Second_grade.pdf