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  • A Bug's Life: Beautiful Butterfly

    biology
    life cycles
    butterfly
    Heimlich hatches from his chrysalis and turns into a "beautiful" butterfly. This clip illustrates two of the life cycles of a butterfly: chrysalis and adult.

  • A Bug's Life: You're Still a Seed

    science
    biology
    growth
    Dot believes that she should be able to fly since she's a Royal Ant. Flik illustrates biological growth to her by explaining how a seed grows into a tree. He indicates that she too needs time to grow.

  • A Bug's Life: Revolution

    psychology
    sociology
    oppression
    institutionalized oppression
    manipulation
    intimidation
    Chief Hopper teaches his kind not to underestimate small ants for they can unite into a mass group and defeat the grasshoppers. To Hopper, the core to control smaller species is to manipulate their mentality: continually frightening them, imprinting in their minds that they are powerless, keeping them away from the thought of uniting.

  • A Bug's Life: Flik is Going to the City

    biology
    plants
    seed dispersal
    pollination
    wind pollination
    Flik heads off into the unknown world to find help against the grasshoppers. On his way to the unknown, he faces a dilemma: finding a way over the huge cliff. Flik comes up with an idea to climb up a dandelion stalk and travel with the seed as it is carried by the wind.

  • A Bug's Life: Ants Unite

    language arts
    courage
    unity
    The ants and other insects unite against the grasshoppers.