Thursday, November 12, 2009

Swan Plants

It was important to us that our garden would be for vegetables and for butterflies. We have planted swan plants every 2 meters. We have already seen some caterpillars crawling around eating the leaves. Hopefully we will get to see chrysalises developing and beautiful new Monarch butterflies emerging. We have been learning in class about the butterflies life cycle and also about predators that eat caterpillars. In technology we used K'nex and Klikko to make contraptions that would protect the chrysalis on the swan plant. We had to make sure that the caterpillar could get in and the butterfly could get out. Some of our contraptions were very imaginative and had cameras and other high-tec equipment to protect the chrysalises.

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