Related
Georgia Performance Standard(s) or QCC Standard(s)
SKCS6
Students will understand the important
features of the process of scientific inquiry.
Students will apply the following to inquiry learning practices:
a. In doing science, it is often helpful to work with a team and
to
share findings with others.
Questions What do you know about caterpillars? What do caterpillars become when they get older? Let's click here to learn more! 
Questions What is the life cycle of a caterpillar? Can you name the stages? Let's click here to see if your right! 
Questions How do caterpillars breathe? How do caterpillars hear? How do caterpillars use their senses? Let's click to find out more! 
Questions How do caterpillars protect themselves? How many legs do caterpillars have? Let's click togther to find out the answers! 
Questions What do different types of caterpillars look like? Is there a difference between female and male caterpillars? Click to find out! 
Descriptive Hands On Activity: The students will make a mobile of the life cycle of a caterpillar. They will cut out the piece to the life cycle of a caterpillar, such as the larva, cocoon, caterpillar, and a butterfly. Then the students will assemble them onto a paper plate by string to hang down. 
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K Title of Lesson  Caterpillars This lesson integrates science and technology to teach children about animals. The animal that is the focus of this lesson is caterpillars. Primary
Learning Outcome(s) (PLO) CHART REVIEW ACTIVITY As the teacher goes through each section of the web page, children are asked to recall information they learned about the caterpillar. The teacher records the information on chart paper using colorful markers Write out what the children say! HANDSON ACTIVITY The students will make a mobile of the life cycle of a caterpillar. They will cut out the piece to the life cycle of a caterpillar, such as the larva, cocoon, caterpillar, and a butterfly. Then the students will assemble them onto a paper plate by string to hang down. Related
Georgia Performance Standard(s) or QCC Standard(s) SKCS6 Students will
understand the important
features of the process of scientific inquiry. KTechnology
Integration Strand: Basic
Skills Materials and Equipment Access to a computer with Internet connection My Caterpillars Page: Web site
http://www.valdosta.edu/~echolliway/topic.html Yarn Different colors of
construction paper Glue Carle, E. (1983). The very hungry caterpillar. The Putnam Publishing Group. 3 pairs of scissors List of Web Site Titles
and URLs
used in the web page Holliway, E. (27 September 2007). Caterpillars .Retrieved October 01, 2007, from Elizabeth’s Web Page: http://www.valdosta.edu/~echolliway/topic.html Technology Connection This is a computerbased activity. Children will work in a small group with the teacher who will show them the web page that they have developed on the animal. The children will find information based on questions developed by the teacher that are related to each of the web sites. Leave this as is! Procedures Step One: Introduction Today we are going to learn about caterpillars. Did you know that caterpillars have six eyes? Does anybody know what a caterpillar is? It is a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth. What does a caterpillar turn into? Right, a butterfly. Let’s look at some websites so we can learn more about caterpillars. Estimated Time: (13 minutes per section) Step Two: Teaching the Primary Learning Outcome(s). Go through each section and review the web sites. Remember that young children have shorter attention spans, so highlight information from the web sites that relate to the questions you are asking. Allow children to take turns using the mouse to point to pictures and clicking on links to find new information. Section 1 Go to the web site. My Caterpillar Page http://www.valdosta.edu/~echolliway/topic.html What do you know about caterpillars? What do caterpillars become when they get older? Click on the link for the two questions above. Students will take turns finding information by pointing and clicking on links to find answers to the questions. After each section I will
review the information briefly with the
children about what they learned. As they tell me the
information, I will
write it on the chart. When I review I will write the sentences the children give me on the information chart. Section
2 The Life Cycle of a
Butterfly http://home.cogeco.ca/~lunker/stagesbf.htm What is the life cycle of a caterpillar? Can you name the stages? Click on the link to the above website to answer these questions. Students will take turns finding information by pointing and clicking on links to find answers to the questions. After each section I will
review the information briefly with the
children about what they learned. As they tell me the
information, I will
write it on the chart. When I review I will write the sentences the children give me on the information chart. Section 3 Insects Mondiaux http://butterflywebsite.com/faq.cfm#c03 How do caterpillars breathe? How do caterpillars hear? How do caterpillars use their senses? Click on the link to the above website to answer these questions. Students will take turns finding information by pointing and clicking on links to find answers to the questions. After each section I will
review the information briefly with the
children about what they learned. As they tell me the
information, I will
write it on the chart. When I review I will write the sentences the children give me on the information chart. Section 4 Caterpillar Anatomy http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/butterfly/anatomy/Caterpillar.shtml How do caterpillars protect themselves? How many legs do caterpillars have? Click on the link to the above website to answer these questions. Students will take turns finding information by pointing and clicking on links to find answers to the questions. After each section I will
review the information briefly with the
children about what they learned. As they tell me the
information, I will
write it on the chart. When I review I will write the sentences the children give me on the information chart. Section 5 Caterpillars http://www.ext.vt.edu/departments/entomology/ornamentals/caterpillars.html What do different types of caterpillars look like? Is there a difference between female and male caterpillars? Click on the link to the above website to answer these questions. Students will take turns finding information by pointing and clicking on links to find answers to the questions. After each section I will
review the information briefly with the
children about what they learned. As they tell me the
information, I will
write it on the chart. When I review I will write the sentences the children give me on the information chart. Estimated Time: (20 minutes) Step Three: Closure After going through the 5 sections of web sites and completing the chart, read the information about that they dictated. This will help the children review and remember things that they thought important and interesting about the animal Estimated Time: (3 minutes.) Assessing the Primary Learning Outcome The students will take the construction paper, glue, yarn, paper plates, and scissors to create a mobile on the life cycle of the caterpillar. First they will cut out eggs, then a caterpillar, next a cocoon, and last a butterfly. The students will attached the paper cutouts to the paper plate using the yarn and glue. ASSESSMENT: I will use this rubric and a checklist with the children’s names to assess.
The students who finish early can color a sheet on the life cycle of a butterfly. Accommodation This activity is a small group activity; therefore, the teacher will be able to help students with special needs by repeating information several times to clarify information. The teacher will also be able to assist students in developing fine motor skills by helping students as they use glue, pencils, crayons, scissors, etc. 

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