Painted lady butterfly © Steve Herring. CC-BY-ND 2.0.
Groups can be encouraged to choose animals of different classes (reptiles, amphibians, mammals, etc.).
E-books and some videos are available free-of-charge for teachers via a one-time subscription at the Epic! website.
Consider using websites like SafeShare.TV and ViewPure to remove ads from websites.
Information includes metamorphosis and life cycle stages. [Contains ads]
In-depth profile of monarchs, with basic facts about the insect.
General information about painted lady butterflies, as well as printable information sheets, sequencing cards, and a life cycle booklet.
Contains a wealth of information about and images of painted lady butterflies and sighting locations across the U.S.
Transformation in pictures, from caterpillar to butterfly.
News format video about butterflies. (YouTube)
Animated and live action short about butterfly metamorphosis. (YouTube)
Slow motion video of monarch butterflies in flight, information about their life cycle and migration. (YouTube)
Extreme close-up video of late instar monarch caterpillar, from feeding to pupation to emergence. (YouTube)
E-books on GetEpic.com
Virtual Field Trips
Offers several videos that can take your class on a virtual tour of the conservatory in Costa Rica.