This week Fir group focused on an insect similar to the dragonfly - the butterfly.
The children learned that like a dragonfly, a butterfly is a flying insect. Below are some fun butterfly facts they learned so far:
A butterfly’s lifecycle is made up of four parts, egg, larva (caterpillars), pupa (chrysalis) and adult. (The children learned the big word, metamorphosis! We also watch a video that mesmerized the children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AUeM8MbaIk)
Most caterpillars are plant eaters (herbivores).
Butterflies have a head, thorax, abdomen, six legs, 2 antennae, 6 legs and 4 wings.
Most butterflies feed on nectar from flowers.
Butterflies have taste receptors on their feet.
- Butterflies sip nectar and other liquids through their proboscis.