Teach 21: The Life Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly
Students will learn about the life cycle of a butterfly through a variety of sources (video, diagrams, books, and a video conference with a state park ranger). They will also observe the metamorphosis of live caterpillars and butterflies and document this metamorphosis through written journals, pictures, and video. As a culminating activity, they will create a film (using Movie Maker) that will serve as a documentary of the life cycle of a butterfly. It will include the pictures, videos, and writing they accumulate over the period of observation.
About Teach 21 – Advancing Network Uses Grant: This project is funded by the state’s K12 High Speed Network (http://k12hsn.org) for the purpose of providing educators across the state with a vision for the meaningful integration of technology into the core curriculum and reinforcing 21st Century Learning Skills. The lesson Wiki includes the objectives, procedures, standards alignment (both state and national), materials, and links to additional resources. The lesson includes this 2-3 minute video clip with teacher interview, student interviews and a snapshot of what the lesson actually “looked like” in the classroom.
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