Caterpillar to Butterfly: Streaming Video
This award-winning arts integration program for children ages 4-8 brings science to life using nature observation, music, movement, and drawing. The program features five progressive on-line video lessons. A Planning Guide for Teachers and Parents is also provided below to help you prepare your instruction. Caterpillar to Butterfly won 2011 DVD of the Year from Creative Child Magazine and received two Silver Omni Awards for film and video. Click on the news stories to the left to read rave reviews from the National Science Teachers Association, National Geographic Kids, the School Library Journal, Booklist, and more!
Introduction to Arts Integrated Teaching for teachers & parents
Arts integration teaches science standards in a whole new way. Children learn on five different levels: they learn through viewing stunning time-lapsed nature footage; through moving their bodies as they listen to music; through drawing pictures to demonstrate their understanding of science; through retelling their understanding in their own words; and through performing the butterfly life cycle. In this Introduction, producer Marcia Daft provides an overview of the differences between traditional instruction and arts-integrated teaching, providing the context for the scaffolded series of lessons in Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4.