Friday, August 10, 2012

Eyewitness DVD Butterfly and Moth

9780756628260LEyewitness DVD Butterfly & Moth
From DK Canada

About the product

How did the death’s head moth earn its name?

Which bizarre caterpillar spurred the building of empires?

Butterfly & Moth takes a flight of fancy with nature’s most beguiling creatures.  See their miraculous transformation from lowly caterpillar to airborne adult, and learn why these delicate insects have long inspired and entranced us.

Beautiful in their simplicity, the lives of butterflies and moths have long fascinated scholars and children alike. Here is a rich and innovative look at their natural history. Stunning real-life photographs provide a unique eyewitness view of the behavior of these complex and vividly beautiful insects, their structure and life cycle, where they live and feed, and how they protect themselves. See a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis, how silk moths make silk, a caterpillar eating its own eggshell, and butterflies that have become extinct. Learn how a caterpillar can frighten off predators, why some adult moths never eat, which butterfly migrates the length of a subcontinent, and how to breed butterflies and moths, and much more!

My Thoughts

On a rainy day, while being inside our temporary home (our RV) in the new area where we will be living, I decided to sit down with the kids and watch the Eyewitness DVD Butterfly & Moth.   This DVD is definitively the perfect tool to watch after you have visited a butterfly conservatory, learned more about butterflies or completed a unit study on butterflies.   In the York region, there is a place which you could visit in September to watch to tagging and releasing of Monarch butterflies – a field trip that I am seriously thinking of doing in the fall.

Now to get back to the DVD.   This DVD will highlights the interesting facts about every steps of the life cycle of a butterfly or moth.    For each step of the life cycle you will learn more about the techniques and defenses mechanism of the butterflies and moths.    It was very interesting and informative to discover how each butterfly/moth will lay its eggs on a plant, how the caterpillars differ possess various defenses to prevent their predators and how the cocoons are different depending of the butterfly/moth inside.  The video also follow the life of a monarch butterfly as it goes through the stages of life.   At the end of the DVD you will discover where the Monarch Butterfly go during the winter season and what is its migratory route to various places in the world.

Now, my only caution that I would like to give my readers would be that there is a bit of mention of evolution and millions of years old at the beginning of the presentation.   We personally believe in creation as a basis of life on Earth.  However, I also come to realize that it is important that my kids know that there are other beliefs in the education system and that eventually they might encounter Evolutionary teaching in college or university.   Also included in this DVD presentation are historical beliefs that people use to have about butterflies and moths.   This part was very interesting as it made us realized that there were weird beliefs in the past.  

Nevertheless, I think this DVD is worth watching with your kids and it is a good springboard to start a discussion on how to defend your own belief concerning in the never ending debate about evolution versus creation.

Eyewitness DVD Butterfly & Moth is available at your favourite bookstore, even

Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for sending me the above mentioned products for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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