Learn about butterflies using numbers. Butterfly Anatomy
1. How many major body parts do butterflies have?
Compare this with ants. How many major body sections do ants have?
2. How many wings does a butterfly have?
Name the 4 structures on the butterfly's head.
3. Wingspan is the distance from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other wing.
What is the longest wing span of a butterfly (in metric units)?
What is the shortest wing span of a butterfly (in metric units)?
What is the difference (in metric units)?
Challenge: What is the largest butterfly found in your state?
What is the smallest butterfly found in your state?
Write in order from largest to smallest three butterflies found in your state.
4. How many different kinds (species) of butterflies are there in the world?
Use your research skills to answer these questions.
How many different kinds (species) of butterflies live in your state?
Write as a fraction the number of world butterfly species found in your state.
5. How many stages are there in the life of a butterfly?
Extra: Travelers - Watch Monarch Migration Video PBS
Estimate (or determine using an online mileage calculator) the longest distance you have ever traveled.
Compare your trip with this Monarch Butterfly - "One tagged butterfly was tracked along a 1,870-mile route.
Monarch Butterfly migration report - listen online
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