In My Backyard

We used Tux Paint to depict our natural ‘backyards’.  We are going to use our knowledge to make PowerPoint presentations to share with the class.

Look at our cress seeds now!

Our cress seeds have really come on!  They have shot up – nice and tall.  We will be taking them home soon.  Some of us want to plant them in our gardens or plant them in a pot so we can use them when cooking.  Mmmmmmmmm – delicious and nutritious 🙂

Hairy Harrys continue to grow.

Our stockings were too strong for the gentle cress seeds, so we cut a hole at the top of the stocking to let the cress grow strongly.  This seems to have done the trick!

Hairy Harrys have started to grow!

Our Hairy Harrys have started to grow.  They have fine, white roots coming out of the bottom of the stocking!

Our butterfly

We are waiting for a beautiful Monarch Butterfly to emerge from its chrysalis.  I wonder how long we’ll have to wait!

We need to spray it with a gentle mist until it starts to go black.







Can you see the butterfly’s wings inside the chrysalis?  It is going through metamorphosis!  We need to stop spraying it now and leave it to finish its journey to a beautiful butterfly.

Then and Now Inquiry Unit