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(1) Observe: Look closely at the photo above. What do you notice about it? What details stand out to you?

(2) Think: What do you already know that might help explain an element of the photo?

(3) Explain: What do you think is going on in the photo, and why? How do your observations support your claim?

(4) Discuss: Compare explanations with your classmates. How are your ideas similar and different? What new ideas did you get?

(5) Wonder: What questions do you still have? Record them on a separate piece of paper. You can research them later!


Two owl butterflies sip juice from orange halves held by a girl at the Natural History Museum in London, England. Owl butterflies are native to the rainforests of Central America and South America. The large spots on their wings resemble owl eyes. In this image, the butterflies are positioned so that their eyespots make it look like the girl has two golden eyes. The eyespots on an owl butterfly are an example of mimicry, an adaptation that allows an organism to look like another organism. These butterflies' eyespots make them look like an owl--a top predator--helping to scare away creatures looking to eat the butterflies. To view a slideshow explaining this phenomenon, visit

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Date:Sep 1, 2019
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