Butterflies in the Classroom
Grade: Kindergarten –2nd Cost: $6.25
Approximate Date: First Week of April
Standard: NGSS 1-LS1-1-2; 3-LS1-1
Program Includes: Butterfly cage, 3 Painted Lady butterfly larvae, and handouts
Teacher Provides: Daily observation and sugar water for butterflies once they emerge.
Extension Staff can present a 5-10 minute talk to your class about what to expect over the 4 weeks it takes for the caterpillars to transform into butterflies upon request. The students will gain first-hand knowledge of insects and the process of development from a larva to an adult. They will also gain an understanding of what insects are and how they fit into our world.