Recently, Miss L has been researching butterflies. Her most recent research assignment was to find virtual field trips to butterfly sanctuaries and butterfly houses/gardens. She spent a good bit of time looking at images, reading, and following links to learn more about butterflies habitats and things being done to help them. Here are the links that she used.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1S8WzwLPlM (life cycle of a butterfly)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aSMpFZvT34 (butterfly conservatory virtual field trip)
Google search on butterfly virtual field trips – https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=butterfly+garden+online+field+trip&spf=68
This video is a cute life cycle showing.
An interesting tour of a conservatory and the work being done to revive the rainforest. It is more of a travel video but we found it interesting.
This just has some really pretty images of butterflies.
This video has some good images of butterflies emerging.
This one is one of the best, though there are some rough splices in the video, because the host discusses the needs for host plants and does a very good job of showing some of the plants, the caterpillars, and where they raise them.
After doing her research, I gave her the choice of three writing assignments.
1 – factual statements about what you did and what you saw
2 – write about what you learned based on what you visited
3 – use the information gained to write a poem, song, or story
4 – State at the beginning where you got your ideas (virtual field trips) and then write a fantasy story about your own visit to a butterfly garden or conservatory.
I was shocked that she didn’t choose option 3 or 4! Instead she went with number one. I am hoping she will do one of the other options this coming week.
Hopefully these simple online resources will be of use to someone who is also interested in butterflies. Sometimes, we just need the work of searching it out done for us so here it is. Enjoy.