Tuesday, May 25, 2010
We ordered the caterpillars here http://www.earthsbirthday.org/, and when they arrived, they were all safe and sound in a cup with food. The Earth's Birthday website also has some nice downloads of activity sheets. The boys all have a folder to keep up with everything: they have been drawing pictures of the different stages of development we have observed, and they have measured the caterpillars daily until the chrysallis stage. The caterpillars doubled in size after the first day and grew to a whopping two inches long before heading to the top of the cup!
These are some more great resources to accompany a butterfly study: