Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Butterflies

BUTTERFLY UNIT STUDY
This past October we did a study about Butterflies and you've guested we also turned that study into a lapbook. (we really love to do lapbooks). Some of the topics covered under this study were:

-The life cycle of butterflies
-Is a butterfly an insect ?
-Butterfly body parts (anatomy)
-Butterfly habitats
-The difference between a Moth and a Butterfly
-Predators of butterflies
-How God helps butterflies protect themselves


And we also learned that Florida's state insect is a zebra butterfly.
We looked at preserved butterflies up close using a magnifying glass as well as a whole bunch of other fun things. We had a lot of fun and worked very hard.

Here are some of the resources used in our study of Butterflies,

BOOKS
From Egg To Butterfly by Shannon Zemlicka
Waiting For Wings by Lois Ehlert
Magic School Bus Butterfly And The Bog Beast by Joanna Cole
Butterflies In The Garden by Carol Lerner
Are You A Butterfly by Judy Allen
Butterflies by Gloria G. Schlaepfer
Becoming Butterflies by Anne Rockwell
The Butterfly Alphabet by Kjell B. Sandved
I’m a Caterpillar by Jean Marzollo


HANDS ON RESOURCES
INSECTS & SPIDERS Theme Box
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Set
Butterfly Observation Kit
Create Your Own Butterfly

WEB SITES
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/
http://bsi.montana.edu/web/kidsbutterfly/
http://www.earthsbirthday.org/butterflies/bflys/activitykit/contents.html
http://www.geocities.com/kiwikidz.geo/butterflies.html
http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/butterfly/index.html

BIBLE VERSE/STORY
“There is none like You, O Lord”
(You are great and Your name is great in might)
Jeremiah 10:6

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