Audio Visual for Students

Audio Visual for Students

Watch Painted Lady Butterflies Emerge!

The Painted Lady Butterfly

Watch the Painted Lady butterfly change from a caterpillar.  Time lapse means the slow change is showed quickly, within a few minutes, instead of keeping the camera on for several days!

NOVA: The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies

NOVA presents an incredible video of a monarch butterfly's metamorphosis.  Close-up video will capture your interest as you watch the caterpillar change into a chrysalis and then into a butterfly.  You will also view the migration of the monarchs as they fly to the mountains of Mexico.

Watch the full episode. See more NOVA.

Sesame Street: Caterpillar into Butterfly

If you have a sense of humor, you might enjoy watching this short story of how the caterpillar tricks the bird.

Beautiful Butterflies of the World

Enjoy viewing beautiful, colorful butterflies that live all over the world!

Butterfly Science

watch 'em grow and let 'em go

Interactive Sites

butterfly migration

Listen to Dr. Brower, and follow the numbers on the interactive monarch migration map to learn about the monarchs' migration.


Butterflies: Explore the Fascinating World of These Beautiful Insects!

15-minute VHS published by Calloway Garden, 1990



Blue Butterfly

Butterfly Wings  

Emily and Julie are crazy about butterflies! View this online video as they talk with a scientist, and learn about the colors in butterfly wings.

Way Cool Creepy CrawliesWay Cool Creepy Crawlies

Check out this video recording from your local library! Includes frogs, caterpillars, butterflies, beetles, spiders, and more! 



Butterfly and Beautyfly in French

Butterfly and Beautify  

4 free video podcasts from iTunes.  Each is about 5 minutes long.

Butterfly and Beautyfly are two happy butterflies who don't know much about the world.  Together, they fly around, learning about the world around them.

**The talking and singing are in French.  However, children will still enjoy viewing the podcasts because the stories are still evident.  To English-speaking children, watching these productions is comparable to reading wordless picture books!