The Life Cycle of a Butterfly – Science for Kids

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Published on January 16, 2022 by

Butterflies are some of the most magical insects that you can see in the environment. Their wings look like beautiful artwork and they come in all rainbow colors. But did you know that these beautiful butterflies used to be caterpillars once? Now you might be wondering how did they change from a tiny worm-looking insect to a stunning butterfly. Watch the video to learn about the butterfly’s life cycle stages: egg (first stage), caterpillar (larva stage), chrysalis (pupa stage), and butterfly (adult stage).

See the fascinating transformation from caterpillar to butterfly!

This video satisfies the 3-LS1-1 requirement for third-grade science proficiency.

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

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