The animals in our school
Monday 19 June 2017
Our nursery class observed the cycle of a caterpillar changing into a butterfly.
They started with the scientific explanation of how this phenomenon happens. After that, they placed the special kits in their classrooms so that it would have been possible to observe the transformation, which they found very exciting.
The nursery class also was inspired with this everyday observation in their art practice, and filled their classrooms with paper caterpillars, cocoons and butterflies as they had been taking a look at the metamorphosis. Finally, they said ‘goodbye’ to the butterflies when they hatched out of their cocoon and were released into the nursery garden.
The science club was fortunate enough to have a new acquisition: Rachael the millipede! Rachael is a giant millipede, which was bread in England, and is a widespread species in East Africa. The science club is pleased to be able to observe the giant millipede daily as they create the perfect conditions for her.