Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Meet Our Beetle

Ms. Blakely brought in a larva for our students. We put it into an empty container and before the students knew it, the larva hatched into a beetle! There was much excitement within the classroom and many of our students became little scientists who recorded what they saw, what they thought and what they were still wondering.

Our Beetle - he seems to like to spend a lot of time on his back - but he is alive!

M.C. recorded what she saw, thought and wondered. She said "I see a beetle on it's back, I think beetles move slowly and I wonder if the beetle has any friends". 

We spoke about the life cycle of a beetle and left some books about insects at the Science Centre for the students.

Using a magnify glass to see the beetle better.

Taking a close look at our new friend, the beetle!