Daniel Warren Elementary School first graders engaged in an in-depth discussion about butterflies when they welcomed educator Megan Brown from the Bruce Museum to their school on June 3 and 4.
“The students acted out the lifecycle of a butterfly, completed a butterfly puzzle, viewed preserved butterflies, listened to ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar,’ learned about symmetry, asked questions and made their own butterfly puppet on a popsicle stick,” teacher Dawn Drace said.
The program through the Bruce Museum served as an enriching experience to the students’ science studies. In their classes, they have been learning about insects and their characteristics and observed live insects, such as the painted lady butterflies and harvester ants, in their classrooms. In addition, the students explored other insects and their unique features, including adaptation and camouflage abilities and their benefits to the environment.