Reflection: Pacing Life Cycle of a Butterfly - Caring for our Caterpillars - Section 2: Engage


Carolina Biological is great about offering a calendar when you order your eggs.  They will do their very best to make sure the specimens arrive with a few days of your request.  My Educational Service District works with our school district and other local districts to supply the living specimen cards to teachers in order to teach this unit.  They are part of a kit refurbishment process that is utilized by just about every school district in the state.  

The specimens do not come at a cost to our teachers.  However, if this is not an option for you, there are various other ways to obtain life specimens.  You may have a university close by your hometown that can offer support, or even a local garden supply company may be willing to help. Generally, when companies, organizations or service clubs know of your need as an elementary teacher for science materials, they are wiling to help with purchasing of materials.  

  Ordering the Specimens
  Pacing: Ordering the Specimens
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Life Cycle of a Butterfly - Caring for our Caterpillars

Unit 2: Unit 2 - The World of Little Critters - Insects
Lesson 5 of 9

Objective: SWBAT prepare the food cup and observe the caterpillar.

Big Idea: All organisms on the Earth, grow and change. Understanding the importance of this cycle is monumental in understanding the cycle of life.

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