Showing posts with label The very hungry caterpillar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The very hungry caterpillar. Show all posts

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.

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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. 

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Very Hungry Catepillar Turns 40!

You may have noticed that the Google symbol features a caterpillar today. That is to mark the 40th anniversary of the publication of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The Very Hungry Caterpillar was a book that I loved as a child and I'm glad to see that children are still reading it.

To mark the 40th anniversary of the book, the author Eric Carle has released a video of himself talking about the creation of the book. Eric Carle's website also has a list of public events including book readings marking the 40th anniversary. Some of these events are being held at Borders bookstores.

Eric Carle's website has some good videos and pictures that students might enjoy exploring. There are videos describing the process Eric Carle uses to create his drawings and images from the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

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