Why Is The Very Hungry Caterpillar So Dang Hungry?

What would it be like if your only goal in life was eating? See the world from a caterpillar's point of view in an interesting video. Science scholars learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, as well as the distinct functions performed by both butterflies and caterpillars.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • The resource is perfect for day one of a metamorphosis unit
  • Extend the lesson by researching the specific dietary needs of caterpillars, some of nature's pickier eaters
Classroom Considerations

  • Presents content in simple terms, making it appropriate for all learning levels
Pros

  • Time-lapse video of a caterpillar forming a chrysalis is excellent for illustrating metamorphic changes
  • The narrator is descriptive but not highly technical, keeping the focus on each step of the life cycle
Cons

  • None
Common Core