Science KS1 / KS2: How caterpillars change into butterflies (no narration)

The process of how caterpillars change into butterflies.

Caterpillars grow, feed and then transform from a chrysalis to a beautiful colourful butterfly before our very eyes.

This clip is from the series Wonders of Nature.

Teacher Notes

This clip could be used in the classroom or in an assembly as a way of starting a conversation or as inspiration for artwork, poems or stories.

Questions to ask could include:

  • How did the caterpillar change into a butterfly?
  • What does the caterpillar do to become a butterfly?
  • Can you tell me what it looks like before, during and after it changes?

Curriculum Notes

This short film is relevant for teaching science at KS1 and KS2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland or First and Second Level in Scotland.