Life Cycle of a Butterfly


Do you ever wonder where butterflies come from?

In this WebQuest you will learn how butterflies change during their lives.

Put on your investigation goggles and let's start exploring.

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After you learn about the life cycle of butterflies in this WebQuest, you will create a puppet show with a group.

Once your group has created the puppet show, you will have a chance to act it out to the rest of your classmates.

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Step 1: Watch this video on the life cycle of a butterfly.

Step 2: Click on the link to play a vocabulary game.

Step 3: Listen to the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Step 4: Click the link to practice putting the steps of the life cycle of a butterfly in order.

Step 5: You will draw a picture of the life cycle of a butterfly.

Step 6: Now your teacher will divide you into small groups to create puppets and a puppet show that demonstrates your new knowledge of the life cycle of a butterfly.

Step 7: Now you will take a quiz to see how much you have learned about the life cycle of butterflies!






1. The first step in the life cycle of a butterfly is:

a. Egg

b. Chrysalis

c. Caterpillar

2. What hatches from a butterfly egg?

a. Worm

b. Caterpillar

c. Butterfly

3. Another name for a caterpillar is:

a. Baby Butterfly

b. Chrysalis

C. Larva

4. After the caterpillar, the next step in the butterfly life cycle is:

a. Chrysalis

b. Egg

c. Butterfly

5. What comes out of the chrysalis?

a. Caterpillar

b. Egg

c. Butterfly

Now, you will review your puppet show with your group and then the teacher will provide you a chance to demonstrate the life cycle of a butterfly to your classmates.



In this WebQuest we learned that butterflies lay eggs. A caterpillar hatches out a butterfly egg. The caterpillar forms a chrysalis, and turns into a butterfly!

Teacher Page

S2L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the life cycles of different living organisms. a. Ask questions to determine the sequence of the life cycle of common animals in your area: a mammal such as a cat, dog or classroom pet, a bird such as a chicken, an amphibian such as a frog, and an insect such as a butterfly.

Chelsea Escoe