Atoms Help Butterflies Spread their Wings and Fly

Syracuse Academy of Science elementary students in 4th grade learned about the butterfly life cycle by raising caterpillars and observing the metamorphosis process.

Thursday, April 8th, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science 4th grade Atoms had a unique hands-on, minds-on learning experience as they helped raise and observe caterpillars to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. For those not familiar with the butterfly life cycle the stages include:

  • The egg
  • The larva
  • The pupa
  • The butterfly

Each of these four stages is unique to the type of butterfly. As the students’ caterpillars went through the metamorphosis process, they observed each of these four stages. Last week, with the nice warm weather the students were able to release their beautiful butterflies. Click here to head to our Facebook page to view pictures of the butterfly release.


Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

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