Friday, 25 May 2012

Butterfly Experiments

After returning from the long weekend, we were surprised and excited to see that our butterflies had emerged from their chrysalises!

We tried to figure out how butterflies eat by creating our own experiments.

After observing and reading about butterflies, we learned that they drink nectar using their tongues, called a proboscis. We created an experiment to test how butterflies consume nectar using a straw. We learned that they can not eat because they can't chew. They can only drink. 

We also wanted to figure out how butterflies fly, so we tried to make our own paper insects fly. 
We decided that if it wasn't windy enough outside, we would create our own wind using a fan!

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