Caterpillars to Butterflies!
We have been working hard as scientists. First, we are observing our caterpillars closely. We watched for signs of life and provided them with food, shelter, and air to breath. We learned all about their body parts. We were surprised to find they had 12 eyes, yet could barely see. Continue to look back at this page and you see the discoveries we are learning. We are hoping to soon see butterflies!
Looking Through the Eyes of A Caterpillar -- It was tricky!
Just like real scientists, we know that building models helps to represent scientific information. We used marshmallows, licorice, toothpicks, and pipe cleaners to put together our model of a caterpillar. Bringing it home, we should have taught you about: spiracles, the eyes, bristles, true legs and prolegs. Take a look at the building process!
Whoever said saying goodbye is supposed to be easy must never have worked with second graders and their butterflies! October 9th was a difficult day as we gathered to set our friends free. We had used them as models and studied their symmetrical wings, the proboscious, the antennae, the 6 legs and those special compound eyes. As the temperature climbed into the low sixties, we knew this was the best time to set them free.
Keep your eye on the sky -- you may see one of our friends go by!
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