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Picture of Brimstone butterfly by Wendy Wilson Butterflies: a PowerPoint presentation for children aged 5 to 11

This is a short presentation by Wendy Wilson for primary school age children aged 5 to 11. It starts with some slides showing a variety of butterflies seen locally, often in gardens. The next few slides illustrate the five senses - how butterflies see, hear, smell, taste and feel. Finally the life cycle of butterflies is shown, with examples of the four stages: egg, caterpillar (larva), chrysalis (pupa) and adult butterfly.

The notes pages accompanying each slide are not intended to be read out by the presenter, but are there to help non-specialist teachers and to answer children's questions. The wording can be adapted to suit the ages of the children. It could be useful to show to children before a visit to our nature reserve at Holtspur Bottom, or Butterfly World in St Albans, or before rearing butterflies in the classroom.

The presentation is free and there is no copyright involved. Feel free to pass it on to colleagues or other schools etc. if you want to. You can use, adapt or improve it as you see fit, for example by adding your own pictures or material relevant to your school or group.

pdf iconPreview of the presentation with notes

The PowerPoint presentation itself (33Mb) Note this is a large file! You may wish to look at the pdf preview (above) to assess its suitability before downloading the presentation itself.


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