The lesson called Home Grown Caterpillars is a lesson about the transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly (life cycle process) while creating a three dimensional piece of art to express idea, experience, or story. The story associated with this lesson is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The art piece is a replica of the caterpillar during a butterfly’s life cycle made out of grass seed, soil, stockings, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes. This lesson would be considered an art enhanced lesson because it enhances the students’ learning to a science lesson. The caterpillar replica is an awesome way to give students’ a visual and tactile piece to help with the learning process.
I picked this lesson because The Very Hungry Caterpillar is actually one of my favorite picture books and the life cycle process is one of my favorite units to teach in the classroom. I also love the excitement of the students’ is so contagious when they get to experience the life cycle process from the beginning to the end. They get so…
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Caterpillars are the larval stage of butterflies and moths. They have soft, segmented bodies with a head, thorax and abdomen. The thorax contains three pairs of jointed legs that have hooks and the abdomen has five pairs of stumpy legs. Caterpillars are often the same color as the leaves so they are hard to spot.
Cutworms: the adults are gray to dark brown moths with wingspans of 1.25 to 1.75 inch(3 to…
After every death of a caterpillar, there is a birth of a butterfly. But have you ever considered how caterpillars are aware of their nearing death, yet they accept their fate and live within the butterfly with an alternative perspective and values, isn’t that what you call ‘discovery’? Discoveries can be confronting and thus lead an individual to form a new perception of themselves, hence is able to guide another individual to the right path. This aspect of the ‘discovery’ is explored trough…
Another week has zoomed by! The kindergartners are settling in and are busy learning school procedures and practicing self-control. We are practicing recognizing letters, sounds, and numbers. We are working on letters/sounds for Bb, (butterfly) Cc, (caterpillar) Mm, (monarch) and Ss. (smile) We are learning to recognize our classmates ' names and recognizing color words! We have 1 growing caterpillar. Ten of our caterpillars have entered the third stage of metamorphosis! We were excited…
and I know that they are becoming an issue in other parts of Ohio as well. I was able to witness some of the damage they have done while removing defoliated trees in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Gypsy moths are a non-native, invasive species that, over the past decade, have been coming into the state from Pennsylvania and Michigan. The moth undergoes a complete metamorphosis and while a caterpillar it has the ability to feed on over three hundred species of trees and shrubs and cause serious…
female-biased sex ratios of A. opuntiarum. Based on our previous experimental observations, we have developed a new rearing protocol, in which we replaced artificial diet with the natural diet which included cactus cladode with the addition of frass from cactus-fed Cactoblastis. Additionally, the mating of A. opuntiarum is conducted in clear containers, in a shaded area. These experimental modifications significantly improved the rearing process of A. opuntiarum. The average female to male sex…
This paper will examine the process by which Caterpillar reinvented the culture within one of their divisions, as explained by Despain et al in their article Work Values at Caterpillar: A Process. First, I will examine some of the ways it was an effective process, and then some of the ways it was ineffective. I will then present some of the key issues not mentioned by the authors that may have had an impact on the process. Finally, I will lay out the results and recommendations on…
1. Activity Title
2. Curriculum are/Development Domain
3. Number of Children/Age and number of adults
One student to one teacher/ Four to five years old
4. Material Needed
Construction paper, scissors, and markers
5. Location and setup of activity
• Draw circles on any color construction paper
• Cut out the circles
• Choose any color and write one alphabet letter on each circle
7. Specific behavioral objective
In order to understand the successes and shortfalls of Caterpillar, we will need to examine their leadership. Pepe Brousset’s vision that helped change the structural inertia of the firm segueing towards a more service oriented business model. Which was essential from the perspective of having a top-down buy in from the organization’s leadership. From the corporation level to the customer level, Caterpillar took a customer service approach at all levels within their hierarchy. In order to…