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The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

In this worksheet, students will study the stages in the life of a butterfly.

'The Life Cycle of a Butterfly' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 2 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:   Offspring Through to Adults

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Before a butterfly becomes a fully grown adult it has to go through various different stages of life. It starts off as an egg, then spends some time as a caterpillar (or larva) before changing into a chrysalis (or pupa). A fully-grown butterfly then emerges from the chrysalis.


The picture below shows these stages. Look at the picture and then see if you can identify each of the stages.


butterfly life cycle


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