Sunday, October 4, 2015

Monarch Caterpillar Observations

The children want to share some of our monarch caterpillar observations.

Date
Time
Temperature
Length in Centimeters
Sept. 9, 2015
10:30 AM
70⁰F
Almost 1 cm long
Sept. 25, 2015
2:30 PM
74⁰F
1 cm long
Sept. 28, 2015
2:10 PM
79⁰F
2 cm long
Oct. 2, 2015
2:15 PM
70⁰F
4 cm long

Excerpts from students’ journals.

September 9, 2015
I see black, yellow and white stripes. I see tiny antennae. The caterpillar is resting. I saw a wriggling baby caterpillar.

September 25, 2015
It is eating and moving it’s head. I see the legs. I see legs and longer antennae. He is chomping a milkweed. It is bigger. The caterpillar has more white. It is crawling.

September 28, 2015
The caterpillar is 2 centimeters long. It got bigger over the weekend. The caterpillar is much bigger. It is moving. It is eating.

October 2, 2015

I see the caterpillar is very big. I don’t need a magnifying glass to see it. I see tiny feet and big antennae. The circumference is a little smaller than a pencil. The antennae are moving.

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