A WebQuest for 3rd Grade(Science)
Where do Butterflies Come From?
Do you ever think about where butterflies come from? They come from
a chrysalis(KRIS-uh-liss) which is also called a pupa. A chrysalis
looks like a tiny leathery pouch. You can find them underneath leaves
in the summer.
By doing this lesson you will learn about butterflies. You will look at different websites. These websites will show different butterflies. They will also show different stages that a butterfly goes through to become a butterfly. While you look at the websites, write down stages of the butterflies life. This is called the life cycle. Then you will make a butterfly of your own. This butterfly will go through all of the stages. You can take them home to show your family.
First you will look at different butterflies. There are some websites below. Click on these websites to look at butterflies. They will show the different stages of a butterflies life. While you are looking at the pictures, write down the different stages. Make a chart that has the name of the butterfly on top and the four stages on the side. Write down a short description of each stage.
sure you notice the different stages that the butterfly goes through during
his life cycle.
what you need:
Here's what you do:
Cut out and color a butterfly from the heavy paper.
2. Color the toilet paper tube to look like a chrysalis.
Take a piece of pipe cleaner and shape it like the
Glue the butterfly to one end of the tongue
Curl the butterfly's wings and slide it into
Pull the stick to make the butterfly come
After you finish this project you will be graded
If all four parts are complete you can get up to 100 points. Points will be taken off for not finishing work.
By the time you have completed this activity you will have learned a lot more about the life cycle of butterflies. You will also know the stages that they go through. You will also have a paper butterfly to take home with you. You can show and explain what you have learned to others.
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