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Butterfly Conservation

The education section of this conservation site has some downloadable activities and information about butterflies including their life cycle.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet friendly

7-14 year olds
All About Butterflies

All About Butterflies is designed for students of all ages. You can start at a basic level and progress to more detailed information. It explains the parts of a butterfly's anatomy and its lifecycle. There is an illustrated butterfly dictionary and more.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet friendly

7-16 year olds
Children's Butterfly Site

Information, colouring pages and frequently asked questions about butterflies and moths. The colouring pages are suitable for younger children but the text is more suited to Key Stage 3 upwards.

Pupils

Tablet friendly

7-14 year olds
Minibeasts

A lovely site about minibeasts. Find out about insects and the life cycle of a butterfly. Look carefully at the creatures to match them to the insect key.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet friendly

5-7 year olds
Minibeast Activity Booklet

A booklet in PDF format which has printable resources for primary schools about minibeasts.

Teachers

Not tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
Incomplete and Complete Metamorphosis

Video footage with audio explanation of a caterpillar changing into a butterfly. This is useful on an interactive whiteboard as the presentation can be paused and viewed with text too if required. There is also video of a grasshopper shedding its skin.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
The Bug Club

A website for children who are interested in bugs. Some useful information if you are doing a minibeasts topic in school. Aimed at 5 - 15 year olds.

Teachers, Pupils

Partly tablet friendly

5-14 year olds
The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

A series of pages which examines the process from start to finish. It includes photographs.

Teachers

Partly tablet friendly

11-16 year olds
UK Safari

A site for anyone interested in the wildlife and countryside of Britain. There are photographs, facts and information about many animals and plants found in and around the UK.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Tablet friendly

11-16 year olds
The Minibeast Discovery Pack

A super activity booklet for 5 to 12 year olds to introduce children to the world of invertebrates (minibeasts). It includes teachers' notes and worksheets.

Teachers

Partly tablet friendly

5-14 year olds
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