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This guide contains resources, including lesson plans, videos, images and articles, about butterflies and their life cycle.
Videos, Images & Interactives
Children's Butterfly Site
This website provides the answers to many common questions about butterflies and moths. There are also colouring pages that show the life cycle of the monarch butterfly and a great photo gallery.
DK Find Out: Butterfly Life Cycle
This page has information and an interactive image of the various stages of the butterfly's life cycle. Each blinking dot on the image is linked to a description of that stage.
DK Find Out: From chrysalis to butterfly
This video shows all of the steps of metamorphosis, or how a butterfly hatches from its chrysalis into an adult butterfly.
How a Caterpillar Becomes a Butterfly
In this 4-minute video, Jessi explains the wonder of metamorphosis, or how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.
Life Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly
Watch this slideshow of images and descriptions of the stages of the butterfly life cycle, from egg to caterpillar to butterfly.
Professor Garfield: Animal Life Cycles
The first video shows the life cycle of humans. Use the green tabs above the video screen to find videos about chickens, kangaroos, frogs, dragonflies and butterflies. The Practice tabs have quizzes and activities.
See a Caterpillar Transform Into a Butterfly Up Close
This National Geographic article has a time-lapse video of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly.
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