Thursday, 27 February 2014

The caterpillar and the mystery eggs

Yesterday Maddi found a caterpillar on her hat and she brought it into the classroom to show all of us in Room 15! We put it into a container with some leaves and when we were having a look at it we noticed that there were some eggs on the leaf. So we did some investigating and now we know that the eggs didn't come from the butterfly, do you know how we know this? 

Because we found out about the life cycle of a caterpillar and we know that the butterfly lays the eggs, next the eggs turn into caterpillars, then into chrysalis and then into a beautiful butterfly. That's how we know the caterpillar didn't lay the eggs. 

So then we realised we didn't know what the eggs were. We decided to keep the egga in a container covered in glad wrap with holes in it so they can breathe and see what they turn into.
 This is day 2. 
We can see that some of the eggs have hatched over night. 

What do you think they might be? 

1 comment:

  1. Kia Ora Room 15
    That's awesome who found the eggs and the caterpillar??
    Bye Bye