Course Syllabus


Course Description

Welcome to the amazing world of butterflies! Most of us have seen butterflies in our backyard, and admired them, but many of us don't know much about them. In this course on Butterflies, we'll introduce students into the fascinating world of the butterfly. Students will learn the basics regarding butterfly anatomy, including how a butterfly flies. Understanding the lifecycle of butterflies, from egg to adult, is a fascinating metamorphosis, one of the most unique found in nature.

Throughout this course, students will learn about different types of butterflies, the difference between a moth and a butterfly, and how butterflies are classified in families and species. Butterfly habitats are as diverse as the types and colors of butterflies in our environment, and students will learn about butterfly habitats, their favorite plants and flowers found in their own backyard to those that populate certain geographical regions. In addition to learning about butterfly habitats, students will learn the basics regarding the raising of butterflies based on region, as well as the type of equipment you may need to properly capture and care for your butterflies.

This course will also focus on butterfly taxonomy and etymology, further exploring the classification of butterflies according to behaviors, species, and habitats, as well as how butterflies got their name. We'll explore some fun and interesting facts about butterflies, as well as more serious topics such as the importance of butterflies in numerous cultures throughout the world, based myths, legends, art and history.

Finally, we'll conclude the course would an explanation of exactly what butterflies do (other than look pretty) in our environment, the food chain, and in the propagation and pollination of plants.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe anatomy of a butterfly.
  • Describe life cycle of the butterfly.
  • Identify types of butterflies.
  • Identify butterfly habitats.
  • Summarize classifying butterflies.
  • Summarize butterfly etymology.
  • Summarize butterflies in history.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1 Exam 9 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 1 points
Lesson 2 Exam 9 points
Lesson 3 Assignment 1 points
Lesson 3 Exam 9 points
Lesson 4 Exam 10 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 1 points
Lesson 5 Exam 10 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 1 points
Lesson 6 Exam 10 points
Lesson 7 Exam 10 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 1 points
Lesson 8 Exam 10 points
Lesson 9 Exam 10 points
Lesson 10 Exam 10 points
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