The Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Crabtree Publishing Company, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
A monarch born in the fall has two major challenges! In addition to metamorphosis, these butterflies fly 4,000 miles on a two-way migration trek! The Life Cycle of a Butterfly explains butterfly metamorphosis and migration in simple terms. The text is beautifully illustrated with photographs and art, making this book a joy to read. Topics include:
* where butterflies lay their eggs
* the eating machine caterpillar
* the transformation from pupa to chrysalis to butterfly
* monarch migration
* butterfly facts and activity suggestions
* how to protect butterflies
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This book is about life cycle of a butterfly.
I found the book, The Life Cycle of a Butterfly, to be a very intriguing book for young children. It contains a lot of detail, and children will likely pay more attention because of the vibrant colors. In regards to The Next Generation Science Standards for K-5, Scientists and science teachers agree that science is a way of explaining the natural world. This specific book presents perspectives, a rationale and research supporting an emphasis on the nature of science in the context of the NGSS. In this case, the nature of the life cycle of a butterfly. The accuracy of the science presented in this book is very up to date. There isn't much change science can make to the life cycle of a butterfly. An educator might be able to use this book to teach a life-science concept in the classroom by presenting the students with an activity that will help them realize the life cycle of a butterfly is just as similar as any other life cycle. The concept of a life cycle can branch in many directions, so as an education I hope to relate the same idea to my students.
What is a butterfly?
What is a life cycle?
The magnificent monarch
Too big for its skin
Taking a walk