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June 2002

Butterfly Cam
Learn about butterflies


Third-grade teacher Karen Vitak and students of Nassau School in Poughkeepsie, New York, created this site. It is a great example of how the Internet can be used to share learning experiences with a broad audience
A clean appearance and great graphics enhance the content of this site.
The main page and all internal pages have a bottom navigation menu for moving between the main sections of the site. Each section has a left-side sub-menu, and all pages provide a link back to the home page.
Students and teachers who are studying butterflies will find useful information and wonderful pictures at this site. Students can view a brief description of some 18 species along with high-quality photos, learn about the four stages of the butterfly's life cycle, or find information on planting a butterfly garden that discusses host and nectar plants with a brief description of each. The Butterfly Journal tracks the progress of butterflies and provides video clips from the live butterfly cam. The site also provides a photo album of the school's butterfly festival, a live camera feed from the butterfly lab, printable crossword and word search puzzles, and a list of resources, including books, videos, and Web sites.

Review by Hazel Jobe
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