Presentation on theme: "Flutter By, Butterfly! A Second Grade Unit On Butterflies"— Presentation transcript:
1 Flutter By, Butterfly! A Second Grade Unit On Butterflies Insert pictures of butterfliesA Second Grade Unit On ButterfliesBy: Mrs. BerrienLakewood Elementary School
2 A butterfly is an insect. What is a butterfly?A butterfly is an insect.
3 What is an insect? An insect: Has six jointed legs. Has three body parts.Has a pair of antennae.Has compound eyes.Has an exoskeleton.
4 Therefore, a butterfly: Has six jointed legs.Has three body parts.Has a pair of antennae.Has compound eyes.Has an exoskeleton.
5 The Parts of a Butterfly Insert picture of Butterfly Anatomy
6 A 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>
7 A 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
8 A 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.
9 A 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
10 Life 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.
11 Life Cycle of a Butterfly Insert diagram:Life Cycle of Butterfly