Thursday, 20 February 2014

Monarch Butterfly Report

Over the last two weeks Class 7's literacy group have been learning to write reports.
This is a report by Shelford about the Monarch Butterflies life cycle.

Life cycle of monarch butterfly

This is about the life cycle of a Monarch butterfly.  The life cycle starts as a tiny egg changes through different stages, turns inside out and becomes a butterfly.

The egg
The life cycle begins with the female butterfly attaching her eggs on or near a milk weed plant. The female lays it there so when it turns into a Caterpillar it has something to eat. The eggs are very tiny, round and have ribs.

The Caterpillar
The caterpillar hatches out off the egg which is called the larva stage. It looks like a worm with stripes and has tiny hairs all over its back. When the caterpillar has eaten heaps and is really fat it turns inside out and after it is ready it turn into a chrysalis.

First the chrysalis or pupa has to transform into different stages.  It goes blue/brown and purples and then black which means it's ready to come out.

Then the adult butterfly comes out of the chrysalis. Like kittens can't open their eyes, when a butterfly is born it can't fly. But eventually it can fly because it pumps the blood into it's wings and can fly.

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