Exploring Butterflies through Visual Arts!

ButterfliesProject Description

In this activity, designed by Elaine Quave, SCGSAH Visual Arts Faculty, and Daphne Cuadrado, Visual Arts Teaching Artist, students will engage in both science and creativity. First, students will learn about the majestic monarch butterfly. Then, they will design their own butterflies through an easy to follow art activity!

Suitable for grades K-12.

Artistic Process

Create, Connect

What's included

-Lesson plan
-Link to activity website where students can learn about the butterfly, learn vocabulary, and follow step-by-step instructions for the activity
-Monarch Butterfly guiding questions sheet
-Monarch Butterfly anatomy worksheet
-Butterfly Template
-Sharpies (while supplies last)
-Transparency Sheets (while supplies last)
-Magnets (while supplies last)

Guiding Question

How can I use basic design techniques to create a unique design for my butterfly?

Standards Addressed

VA.CR NM.1.2 I can combine several elements of art to construct 2D or 3D artwork.

Science Dimension 2 - Cross Cutting Concepts: Structure and Function

Science Dimension 3 -  Disciplinary Core Ideas: LS2 Ecosystems, LS 4 Biological Evolution

This resource also aligns with the following from the Profile of the SC Graduate:

World Class Skills: Creativity and Innovation
Life and Career Characteristics: Work Ethic

About the Project Creator

To learn more about Elaine Quave, click here.

To learn more about Daphne Cuadrado, click here.

Interested In This Resource? 

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About the Governor's School's Outreach Programs

As a part of the Governor’s School’s mission to serve as a resource to teachers and students across the state, the Office of Outreach provides classroom resources and professional learning opportunities to enrich arts education in South Carolina. Learn more.