Online Class: Butterflies
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.
Lesson 1: Anatomy of a ButterflyIn this lesson, we'll start the course by examining the anatomy of a butterfly, and explain how a butterfly flies.
Lesson 2: Life Cycle of the ButterflyThe metamorphosis of butterflies from egg to larva, to chrysalis, to adult, is a fascinating process.
Lesson 3: Types of ButterfliesIn this lesson, we'll focus on the different types of butterflies commonly found in the United States.
Lesson 4: Butterfly HabitatsIn this lesson, we will learn the basics regarding butterfly habitats.
Lesson 5: Classifying ButterfliesAt its most basic definition, taxonomy is the scientific or academic discipline of defining a biological organism or group based on shared characteristics.
Lesson 6: Raising ButterfliesIn this lesson, we'll explore the topic of raising butterflies based on geographic region, the type of containers or equipment you may need to create a butterfly-friendly habitat, and how to care for the butterflies you raise.
Lesson 7: Butterfly EtymologyButterfly etymology is certainly interesting and this lesson explains how butterflies got their name, not only in English, but also in other languages.
Lesson 8: Fun Facts about ButterfliesThis lesson will focus on the more amusing or interesting facts about butterflies that you may not already know.
Lesson 9: Butterflies in HistoryButterflies are found throughout ancient and modern myths and legends and as such, have their very own place in history.
Lesson 10: What Do Butterflies Do?In this concluding lesson on our course about butterflies, we'll explore numerous theories.
- 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.
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