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Caterpillar to Butterfly

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Caterpillar to Butterfly: Adventures is Science, Music, and Dance
This groundbreaking educational DVD invites children to leave their desks behind and move creatively to perform their understanding of science. Brain research shows that students quickly grasp more complex and rigorous academic content when multiple learning modalities, particularly movement, are integrated into the learning process.
Nationwide, all students between the ages of 4 to 8 study the lifecycle of the butterfly as a fundamental introduction to biology and life sciences. Caterpillar to Butterfly presents a revolutionary way to teach this science standard. This 80-minute DVD includes a detailed, weeklong arts-integrated learning process. 
Students learn on five different levels: through viewing stunning, time-lapsed nature footage; through moving their bodies as they listen to music; through drawing pictures that reveal their comprehension of science; through retelling their understanding in their own words; and through performing the butterfly life cycle.
Teachers and parents can simply put this DVD in the player, facilitate reflection and learning conversations at the end of each chapter, and enjoy watching the children learn. Parents and educators can witness the power of the arts in action, in their own classrooms and living rooms!


Caterpillar to Butterfly: Adventures is Science, Music, and Dance

This groundbreaking educational DVD invites children to leave their desks behind and move creatively to perform their understanding of science. Brain research shows that students quickly grasp more complex and rigorous academic content when multiple learning modalities, particularly movement, are integrated into the learning process.

Nationwide, all students between the ages of 4 to 8 study the lifecycle of the butterfly as a fundamental introduction to biology and life sciences. Caterpillar to Butterfly presents a revolutionary way to teach this science standard. This 80-minute DVD includes a detailed, weeklong arts-integrated learning process.

Students learn on five different levels: through viewing stunning, time-lapsed nature footage; through moving their bodies as they listen to music; through drawing pictures that reveal their comprehension of science; through retelling their understanding in their own words; and through performing the butterfly life cycle.

Teachers and parents can simply put this DVD in the player, facilitate reflection and learning conversations at the end of each chapter, and enjoy watching the children learn. Parents and educators can witness the power of the arts in action, in their own classrooms and living rooms!

DVD of the Year! Creative Child Magazine

“The program is keyed to National Science Education Standards in life science as well as standards in music and dance… The designers recommend at least four 35-minute periods for the DVD’s activities but it's easy to imagine how the unit could last much longer if the teacher wanted it to… Because the content on life cycles is included in almost every state and local primary curriculum, it has wide applicability… The complete directions and the flexibility of the dance component contribute to the comfort that teachers will have using it.”

Caterpillar to Butterfly really impressed testers as being an innovative and creative way to teach children about science, dance and movement. Parents were so impressed at how their children really absorbed the information provided. Also receiving high marks was the packaging, appreciated because it provides an accurate outline of what was contained on the DVD, making it easy to locate chapters you might wish to revisit.”

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“The well-organized program includes captions, which highlight important concepts. Following the presentation, the children draw their own interpretations of the butterfly life cycle. Incorporating sensory modality into the learning process, this program combines

art and science in a nice package.”

 

“The original, creative way Caterpillar to Butterfly demonstrates a lesson in wildlife biology is sure to captivate young children and stimulate the learning process. Teachers, children, and parents alike will be impressed.”

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“Teaching my son a biology lesson through music and dance? I honestly wasn't sure how well it would go over at first. Much to my pleasant surprise, both my preschooler and I enjoyed learning about the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly with Caterpillar to Butterfly. In fact, we did the entire program twice in a row because we were both immediately hooked. At only three years old, my son now knows the eight stages of the Monarch's life cycle... He now repeatedly asks to study the lesson and perform the entire dance movement cycle for me. My skepticism has vanished; we are sold on the concept of Arts Integration!”

“This fascinating, unique approach to teaching will be a welcome addition to grade school or home school collections.”

Winner of  two 2012 Silver Omni Intermedia Awards!

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