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Butterfly Habitat & Life Cycle
LESSON PLANS

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Teacher Resources/Supplementary Materials (supp_mat.pdf 177Kb)
Handout: “Butterfly Habitat & Life Cycle”
Helpful Hints
Sample Letter to Parents
Material List
Pre-Test


Introductory Activity (intro_lesson.pdf 97Kb)

Lesson 1 Creating a Butterfly Garden Habitat (lesson1.pdf 69Kb)
Planning to Garden & Habitat, Planning to Plant, Starting Seeds, Planting a Garden, Nectar Plants for Butterflies, and Food Plants for Caterpillars

Lesson 2 Butterfly Life Cycle (lesson2.pdf 391Kb)
Life Cycle, Making Life Cycle Picture Card, Book, & Wheel

Lesson 3 The Egg (lesson3.pdf 42Kb)
Where to locate them; identify the butterfly by its egg

Lesson 4 The Caterpillar or Larva (lesson4.pdf 149Kb)
Parts of a caterpillar, installs, building a cage to protect from predators

Lesson 5 The Chrysalis or Pupa (lesson5.pdf 348Kb)
Where butterflies come from, identify the butterfly by its pupa

Lesson 6 The Butterfly or Adult (lesson6.pdf 62Kb)
Butterfly rearing and observing techniques, catching butterflies and releasing them

Vocabulary (vocabulary.pdf 25Kb)

Resources (resources.pdf 33Kb)

Web Resources / WebQuests



EDITED BY
Glen F. Graves

ILLUSTRATED BY
Adele Bentsen
Penny Murphree

SPECIAL THANKS TO
Sandra Farris
County Extension Agent
Family & Consumer Service

AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
BROUGHT TO YOU BY
The Leadership Center
in Cooperation with
Texas Cooperative Extension
The Texas A&M University System
Harris County Master Gardner’s Association
Houston Area Outreach Coalition

May, 2002

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