Butterflies and Frida Kahlo

This workshop at the Tucson Botanical Gardens focused on the life cycle of butterflies and Frida Kahlo’s connection to these lovely creatures. With a walk through the Amazing Butterflies tropical butterfly exhibit, a tour through Frida Kahlo’s recreated garden, and many activities and lessons focused on the life cycle of butterflies. Facilitators both from The STEMAZing Project and from the Tucson Botanical Gardens engaged early childhood  educators in a day filled with art and butterflies. Butterfly Magic kits from the Tucson Botanical Gardens included coupons to get live caterpillars later in the year to observe the life cycle of a butterfly firsthand with students.

Workshop Resources

Caterpillar to Butterfly

Caterpillar to Butterfly

A very accurate book about the life cycle of the butterfly from National Geographic ...
Frida

Frida

This picture book (available in both English and Spanish) details Frida Kahlo's life with some amazing lessons about art and life ...
Glue Sponge

Glue Sponge

Try out this solution for messy glue bottles - use a glue sponge instead. Endorsed by the teachers at Stephen F. Austin STEM Academy in Texas ...
Seven Essential Life Skills

Seven Essential Life Skills

From the Mind in the Making book, these are the essential life skills we want students to develop ...
photo of a journal made with the STEMAZing hack

STEMAZing Journal Hack

Make graph paper STEMAZing journals that require no staples or tape, using an old bookbinding trick ...
Tucson Botanical Gardens

Tucson Botanical Gardens

Our host for this workshop, we enjoyed the Frida Kahlo exhibit throughout the gardens and the Butterfly Magic exhibit in the greenhouse ...
Very Hungry Caterpillar

Very Hungry Caterpillar

A great story about a caterpillar but beware of inaccuracies to the real butterfly life cycle ...

 

 

 

 

 

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