Butterflies are some of the most delicately beautiful creatures God has blessed us with. Their vast array of colors, shapes and patterns is stunning, while the strength in flight they possess is almost unbelievable!
They have to take shelter in strong winds and rain, yet some varieties can fly thousands of miles for their yearly migration. And, besides being beautiful, butterflies play an important role in our world as pollinators.
In this butterfly nature study guide, you’ll learn all sorts of wonderful things about butterflies as you take nature walks and complete activities indoors. Some of the broad topics covered include:
- Life Cycles
- Body Parts
- Defense Mechanisms
- Endangered Habitats
Most of us can observe butterflies in various stages of their life cycle from spring through autumn. When you know where to look for eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises, and adult butterflies, you’ll be amazed at how many you can find.
During more than 25 nature walks, you’ll note signs of metamorphosis, perform experiments with flowers to catch the attention of butterflies, take measurements, spy symmetry, observe pollination in action, and much more.
Learn why butterflies can be found in groups around a puddle of water, how you can provide them a safe habitat, and how their body parts benefit them.
Complete smell and peripheral vision experiments to discover caterpillar and butterfly strengths and weaknesses. Create caterpillar and butterfly models to demonstrate life cycles, body parts, symmetry, and patterns.
Experience science through fun research projects to learn about various butterfly families, how spiracles are different from lungs, whether butterflies are warm-blooded or cold-blooded, and many other cool discoveries.
This guide is literally packed with well over 100 nature study suggestions, experiments, information, project ideas, writing prompts and SO much more.
It comes with 16 notebooking pages, that will help you in the field and during some of the research-based activities, too.
Don’t miss out on studying one of God’s most miraculous gifts in nature! This butterfly nature study makes a great addition to any study of insects, metamorphosis, migration, general biology, flowering plants, or flight. It would also pair well with mathematical studies of symmetry or patterns.
60 pages, digital curriculum