Middle School science lesson plans - 6th grade, 7th grade and 8th grade
If the lessons are used for grade 4 and higher, they should be expanded with more detail and information which can be found on this site.
They could also work and easily be used or changed for Preschool Lesson Plans.
As Homeschool science lesson plans, you could actually create a Butterfly Garden and raise Monarch Butterflies at home.
Raising Monarch Butterflies
Ideally your students would actually watch and observe the miraculous monarch butterfly stages by raising monarchs IN the classroom. If this is not possible, consider using the monarch butterfly movie on the life cycle. Seeing the life cycle will help them understand the different stages.
You could also make this a Spring elementary science project, but you will have to plan ahead to provide milkweed - check out the links above and this
butterfly raising kit
for more easy science project ideas.
Make sure and give the parents of your students a link to this website so they can share the wonderful experience of Raising Butterflies with their kids at home this summer.
Resources for Butterfly Lesson Plans
I have put together some
butterfly photo sets
of the monarch life cycle to use in the classroom. They would be great for butterfly bulletin boards, flashcards, classroom art....another teaching tool to complement these Elementary Lesson Plans.
So here we go exploring the miraculous Life Cycle of a Butterfly with your students.......