Saturday, May 27, 2017

Butterfly Release

As part of our science curriculum the kindergartners observed the lifecycle of butterflies. The science center delivered baby caterpillars to our classroom. We then observed the caterpillars eating for days and growing much bigger. Then the caterpillars changed into the pupa stage and went through metamorphosis and they finally emerged as butterflies. We kept them in our classroom an extra day to observe and record this stage then we set the butterflies free. This was very exciting!  We read some stories and watched a Brain Pop Jr. video on the lifecycle of the butterfly. It is important for the students to understand the lifecycle of plants and animals and that this cycle continues. We did not see our butterflies in the egg stage.

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