Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Metamorphosis of Butterflies

My oldest daughter's favorite book right now is The Very Hungry Caterpillar (she's a toddler so this is subject to change in three minutes). That's why I was recently drawn to a TED-Ed lesson titled The Weird and Wonderful Metamorphosis of the Butterfly. The lesson teaches students the stages of a butterfly's life cycle, why caterpillars molt, the hormones involved in the metamorphosis, and why metamorphosis helps a species survive.

Applications for Education
My daughter is a toddler so she's at least ten years away from benefiting from this TED-Ed lesson. But if you teach middle school science, this video could be useful to you.

Disclosure: link to The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an affiliate link.