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Butterfly Life Cycle Optical Illusion


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    Science Museum of Minnesota

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Butterfly Life Cycle Optical Illusion

This activity is a fun way to show two stages in a Monarch butterfly's life cycle. Learners will create an optical illusion that can be flipped from caterpillar to butterfly. This is an activity from the Monarchs in the Classroom curriculum guide, which has science and art activities related to the life cycle and ecology of Monarch butterflies.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • black construction paper
  • caterpillar pattern
  • butterfly pattern
  • colored pencils
  • scissors
  • glue

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Vision

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Funding Sources:

  • Unisys
  • Science Learning Network
  • National Science Foundation

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