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Why are butterflies so colorful?

Why are butterflies so colorful?

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Why do some butterflies have bright colors and patterns that stand out?

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Grades K-5

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Butterflies & Adaptation

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In this mini-lesson, students discover how butterflies’ colors can help them blend into their habitat or scare away predators. In the activity, Paper Butterflies, students design their own paper butterflies by choosing colors that will help the butterflies survive, then create a butterfly card for someone special.

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Grades K-5

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Butterflies & Adaptation

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