Butterflies…Our Hands on Nature Study!

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Butterflies…Our Hands on Nature Study!

Butterflies…Our Hands on Nature Study!

This spring we decided to order 2 butterfly rearing kits.  Seeing as this was our first time ever doing this I ordered 2 rearing kits as we were told usually only half of the larvae will be successful in becoming butterflies.  We received 13 larvae, 7  in one container and 6 in the other.  We were so excited when all 13 of our larvae made chrysalises and turned into beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies! Once some broke out of the chrysalis, we added a small cup of diluted honey and a slice of watermelon for the butterflies to eat. Have you

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Biology-Discovering Cells: What is Mitochondria?

Biology-Discovering Cells: What is Mitochondria?

Earlier in the week I showed my kids a great cross-section of a cell with our ipad, an app called 3D CellStain.  It is a free app I downloaded with hopes of having a broad range of material available for the kids and I to explore.  Using the structure tab  we discovered a labelled cell and read about each part and  all the jobs they are responsible for. A week later I discovered this video called “Powering the Cell:  Mitochondria”.  Although my children are all under 12 years old at this point, they were amazed by this amazing video journey

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