Raising butterflies in school

Dear teachers,

Are you looking for an exciting project for your class or the entire school?

Together, you can witness the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly up close over three to four school weeks. Butterflies are particularly suitable for this, as they are very popular with children and are hardly associated with fear. At the same time, they are relatively stress-resistant and can “live” in your classroom for several weeks.

With this project, the children not only learn about the subject of “insects” in their curriculum, but also have to take responsibility for the animals. Their care is uncomplicated and works according to the principle of “less is more”.

For a high success rate in raising caterpillars, they should not be removed from their container and should be placed in a shady location. This prevents bacteria from entering and the caterpillars from drying out. As pupae, they are then moved into a butterfly cage. Once the butterflies have hatched, they can stay here for another 3 to 5 days with fresh fruit. The project ends with the release of the butterflies in good weather.

By purchasing your caterpillars at buy-butterflies.com, we also provide you with free teaching material to make an entire lesson unit appealing and varied.

The material includes worksheets and knowledge cards on the topics of body structure, nutrition, metamorphosis, enemies, growth, and distinguishing between day and night butterflies.

In addition, there is clear chalkboard material on the body structure and metamorphosis of the thistle butterfly, as well as interdisciplinary offers for music and art.

Recommendation for the shipping date: Choose a date immediately after the holidays, but at least 4 weeks before the next holidays.

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