Primary students have spent the past week studying insects. We learned that all insects have six legs and three body parts, the thorax, body and head. There are many groups of insects including flies, bees, and butterflies, which we remember from our study of Monarchs last September. We discovered that there are between six to ten million different insect species!
Our science shelves are stocked with the life-cycle of lady bugs, insects in lucite blocks, rubbing tiles, and a large insect floor puzzle. The paper punch on our art shelf is a dragonfly and model bees are waiting to be discovered in the lock box on our practical life shelf. As ever, our students used their creativity to explore the subject, including a spectacular ant house in our outdoor classroom.