Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden

I will never forget the year our homeschooling neighbors got their Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden. What excitement that transferred all the way over to our (at that time) non-homeschooled children. Even I was excited and fascinated and would go up to their house every other day or so to check on the progress of their live butterfly garden experiment.

This project is something that's easy to do and one I highly recommend for any family with children. This inexpensive educational project makes a great gift or to add a science project to your homeschool curriculum.

The video below shows you exactly how easy it is to use the Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden.

So now that you've decided to get the live butterfly garden, why not get these companion books to help provide additional details on the life cycle of butterflies and make it a fun afternoon or bedtime read.

From Caterpillar to Butterfly

Synopsis: A caterpillar comes to school in a jar. The class watches the caterpillar each day as it grows and changes. Soon, it disappears into a hard shell called a chrysalis. Then the chrysalis breaks, and a beautiful butterfly flies out of the jar! This is a perfect beginner's guide to the mystery of metamorphosis.

Synopsis: With a little help from the Cat in the Hat, Sally and Dick observe a small miracle in their own backyard—the metamorphosis of an egg into a caterpillar into a chrysalis into a bright new butterfly! Along the way, beginning readers will find out how butterflies see thousands of images at once, drink nectar from flowers, avoid predators, and can be identified by size, shape, and color. Readers will also follow the amazing migration of millions of monarchs.

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