Minibeasts Up Close

On the weekend, Felix’s little brother and dad, found a dead butterfly. They carefully placed it in a box and allowed Felix to bring it to school to show.

We asked Mr. McKillip to help us to see this butterfly up close.

Mr. McKillip came to our classroom with a digital overhead and a microscope that we could view on the smartboard.

With the microscope we could see things that we couldn’t see with just our eyes.

We saw:
• The scales on the wings
• The proboscis (tongue) rolled up tight
• The huge compound eyes
• The jointed spiky legs
• The pollen on the legs
• The hairy body

It was an amazing experience.

Written by the students of Grade 2P

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