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Butterflies in the Classroom Kits is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 91.
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These Carolina™ butterfly kits make keeping live butterflies simple, fun, and affordable. Each butterfly kit comes with everything you need to raise painted lady butterflies from larvae to adults - including our improved, freestanding, mesh Butterfly Sanctuary. It's simple to set up, easy to clean, great for viewing, and collapses for convenient storage.

 
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These Carolina™ butterfly kits make keeping live butterflies simple, fun, and affordable. Each kit comes with everything you need to raise painted lady butterflies from larvae to adults - including our improved freestanding mesh Butterfly Sanctuary. It's simple to set up, easy to clean, great for viewing, and collapses for convenient storage.

You can also enhance your butterfly classroom experience with the V-Scope Explorer: Butterfly Life Cycle Interactive Activity (item #522464). Each kit includes 1 year of FREE single-teacher license access to butterfly videos and images that can be used with interactive whiteboards and teacher presentation stations.

The Demo Kit contains 10 larvae and enough food to last from metamorphosis to chrysalis. Also includes butterfly sanctuary, instruction book, cotton wick, and foam rubber flower. The Classroom Kit allows students to work hands-on with living butterflies. From a culture cup that contains 33 larvae and food, each student (or pair of students) transfers a larva and food to its own culture vessel, creating an individual chamber for observation. The Classroom Kit Refill includes 33 to 35 larvae, culture medium, 33 culture vessels with lids, filter paper, and 2 spatulas.

 
 
 
 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is great! Kids had a wonderful experience! So amazing! Thanks
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from better, but not butter this is an excellent kit -- easy to set up, and the caterpillars become build their chrysalis and the butterflies step out -- we had only one failure to launch that we could detect. the two nits i would make are both regarding the caterpillars -- by placing them in a very tight fit, it puts pressure on the students to get the distribution of food right, and that's unfortunate because one can't really know if we overdid a cup until we discover if it hasn't room to make its chrysalis ... and we didn't loose any to that, so the emphasis on it being just exact is unfortunate, i think. there is wiggle room. but, more importantly, there is nothing to really engage in the entire caterpillar set of molts in the cup. we were looking at the beautiful ornamentations on caterpillars in a book, and everyone was disappointed in an opaque cup. so we took one or two out, using someone's makeup brush, and placed them on an acorn to its embryonic leaves to watch it move, and see the breath of its behavior. that is our nit. the caterpillar matters. the lifecycle has to include it, although, like a flower, we clutch our hands at the beauty of a painted lady. but this is science, and the caterpillar is father to the butterfly, so to speak. and we think you need to give move thought to its display. for example, after we finished our cups, we had about 5 left over, and rather than end their lives we choose to place them in the feeding cup which we hadn't emptied in distributing the food. it was more interesting to see 5 interacting, plus it was easier to see, and they didn't seem the worst for it. it would not therefore we suspect be difficult to add a caterpillar module in place of the cups -- although we leave it to you fine people to work out the details. i could not for the life of me get that yellow flower through the wick and it ripped. instead, i decided to feed them, in addition to the sugar water through the wick -- by the way, you do not indicate the amount of sugar per ounce, or whatever. and so i cut up a tangerine into wedges, then we panicked initially when none were eating, and hoped it involved putting their mouth part together, which you mention, but did not give a time frame. so, those are our suggestions: give the caterpillar an environment with its food, like a plastic small 5x7 terrarium where the food can be accessed but it is easier to observe. and please be more precise in identifying intervals, or mixtures. but all that pales against the delight of the painted ladies ... particularly if one or so should fly free and suddenly we have a butterfly house. on a sadder note, it does involve a sequence of little deaths, and so one needs to be prepared to integrate that -- they just fall over on their side, and you have decide whether to allow them for example to be discovered. it was such a great experience, and we all are deeply grateful for you making an experience like this available to well domestic city humans who may never see an actual caterpillar their entire lives.
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This kit was easy to follow and of excellent quality This kit was easy to follow and of excellent quality. I would definitely purchase it again!
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PreSchool Science Excellent product to engage preschoolers in science. Shipped and received as promised.
Date published: 2016-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Enjoyed watching the life cycle. Was able the place a nectar -Kant in the sanctuary for the butterflies to feed on.
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent resource for the classroom. I ordered 5 butterfly larvae with a prepaid coupon. The product arrived on time in good shape. The larvae were all alive. The directions for taking care of the product were user friendly and easy to understand. The students love it!
Date published: 2015-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Complete Set This set worked great for our small butterfly class.
Date published: 2015-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This experience is awesome for students! Our school has been using this product for about 18 years! Each year the experiences students are engaged in are priceless! They become "little scientists" in their investigations, observations and recording data. The excitement of getting a caterpillar, watching it turn into a chrysalis and finally a butterfly are life experiences you can't get in a worksheet or video! Students come back to us year after year (even high school students) and tell us this was one of the greatest things they have ever done in school. We plan on using it again this year and many more to come!
Date published: 2015-11-02
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