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Students input their butterfly life cycle research summary here with the help of a graphic organizer


Computers & Internet, Science  


2, 3  

Title – Butterfly Cycle
By – Agnes Peeples
Primary Subject – Science
Secondary Subjects – Computers / Internet
Grade Level – 2-3


  • Students will understand the life cycle of a butterfly.
  • They will record research on the butterflies.


      (LO) 111.2


      Organization of living things


    Describe life cycles of familiar organisms

Technology standard:

    Demonstrate proper care in the use of hardware, software, peripherals, and storage media.

Learning Resources and Materials:

  • Computer
  • Inspiration program (optional for the teacher’s use)
  • Graphic organizer
  • Pencil

Development of Lesson:


        Students will be asked if they know where butterflies come from. Students will visit a specific site on the internet and research the life cycle of a butterfly.


        Students will show what they learned in their graphic organizers.


        Then they will write a short summary of the life cycle of a butterfly.



        Students will be placed in groups of two for the internet research. A short discussion on what happens to a butterfly during its lifetime will be given. Students will visit one of two internet sites.

        Students will each write in their graphic organizers the correct life cycle of a butterfly.


        Lastly the students will give a summary of the butterfly cycle in their own words plus type and save it on the computer.



        Jeff (fictional student) has slow motor skills. He will be given one-on-one instructions at his speed. In addition, he will have two days to finish the assignment.



        Checked on individual groups and assessed students by writing organization and group interaction.


        Students will be tested in two days on what they learned.



        5% of the students wanted to skip ahead to the internet research.


      95% of the students stayed involved

Teacher Reflection

      Students worked well in pairs.


    Follow-up with a trip to the Science Museum next week.

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