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1Flutter By, Butterfly! A Second Grade Unit On Butterflies Insert pictures of butterfliesA Second Grade Unit On ButterfliesBy: Mrs. BerrienLakewood Elementary School
2A butterfly is an insect. What is a butterfly?A butterfly is an insect.
3What is an insect? An insect: Has six jointed legs. Has three body parts.Has a pair of antennae.Has compound eyes.Has an exoskeleton.
4Therefore, a butterfly: Has six jointed legs.Has three body parts.Has a pair of antennae.Has compound eyes.Has an exoskeleton.
5The Parts of a Butterfly Insert picture of Butterfly Anatomy
6A butterfly has three main body parts. (body parts cont.) HEAD – the head is located at the front of the butterfly’s body.THORAX – the thorax is the middle body part.ABDOMEN - the abdomen is at the back of the butterfly’s body. It is the biggest of the three body parts.<Insert picture of butterfly anatomy>
7A butterfly’s head (body parts cont.): Two compound eyes made up of many hexagonal lenses.A proboscis used to “drink” nectar from inside flowers. It remains curled when not eating.Insert picture ofButterfly anatomy
8A butterfly’s thorax (body parts cont.): <Insert picture of butterfly anatomy>Four wings: The two wings closest to its head are the forewings and the two closest to the abdomen are the hindwings.Six jointed legs.
9A butterfly’s abdomen (body parts cont.): The soft abdomen is divided into 10 parts. It contains the heart, reproductive organs, breathing pores, and digestive system.Insert diagram ofButterfly Anatomy
10Life Cycle of the Butterfly Egg- a butterfly starts its life as an egg.Larva (caterpillar)- The larva hatches from the egg and eat leaves and flowers almost constantly.Pupa (chrysalis)- The caterpillar turns into a chrysalis (cocoon).Adult- A beautiful, flying adult butterfly emerges which will lay more eggs to repeat the cycle.
11Life Cycle of a Butterfly Insert diagram:Life Cycle of Butterfly