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TOPIC: Designing A Butterfly Garden

GRADES: 3-4

AUTHOR: Diane Gardner

SCHOOL: Eagle Elementary School

DISTRICT: Brownsburg Community Schools

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INDIANA STATE PROFICIENCIES:

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ACTIVITIES/PROCEDURES:

  1. The students and teacher should select an area on the school grounds that they want to use for the butterfly garden.
  2. Working in groups of 4-5, students will use the resources cited above to research the types of plants needed for a butterfly garden in their region. Students will include both host and nectar plants.
  3. One member of each group will be responsible for collecting all of the plant information from the group members.
  4. Using graph paper and the site map of the school grounds, each group should design its butterfly garden.
  5. Each group should make a visual presentation to the class, explaining the group's design. Each group should also explain its plant selection, identifying its nectar plants, host plants, and the resources used for the design.

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