Monday, 9 June 2014

Special Kinds of Insects ...

We now know that insects have 3 body parts (a head, thorax and abdomen), 2 antennae (feelers), compound eyes, wings (sometimes but not all the time), and six legs.  We had a wonderful opportunity today to observe these unique features up close when Sophia brought in a dead monarch butterfly from her Nana's garden for sharing news.  We used a magnifying glass to look at the beautiful insect.  We noticed there was fine 'fur' covering it's body, and it had little spikes on it's legs which we think might be to help it hold on when it lands on a leaf or plant.  Thank you for bringing in the butterfly for us to have a look at Sophia.

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