Life Cycle of a Butterfly Lesson for Kids


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Metamorphosis is _____.

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1. What is the name of the second stage in the butterfly life cycle, where the butterfly spends the majority of the day eating?

2. During the pupa stage, a butterfly hides inside a protective barrier to complete its metamorphosis. This protective shell is known as a pupa or a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Butterflies have a life cycle made up of four stages. You'll be asked to name each stage, define metamorphosis and know what a butterfly does after it becomes an adult.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Define metamorphosis
  • Name the second stage of the butterfly life cycle
  • Give another name for a pupa
  • Know what a butterfly's main goal is during the adult stage
  • Tell the four stages of the butterfly life cycle

Skills Practiced

You'll use the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about pupas to pick another name for them
  • Information recall - remember what you know about the four stages of the butterfly life cycle
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can define the term metamorphosis

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about the butterfly life cycle, read the lesson, Life Cycle of a Butterfly Lesson for Kids. The lesson helps you:

  • Describe butterfly eggs
  • Learn how large caterpillars get
  • Understand how long butterflies usually live