Posted by: LovelyAnomaly | March 10, 2011

Simultaneous

Atlas moth

In the ten minutes before our lesson on force and motion began, a student found a kit that had the life cycle of a moth encased in acrylic.

We talked about the differences between butterflies and moths.

Moths lay out their wings when they land; butterflies like to keep their wings together when they land.

Moths have fuzzy, comb-like antennae, but butterflies have smooth antennae.

We talked about the differences between chrysalides and cocoons.

A chrysalis is where a caterpillar gets ready to turn into a butterfly and it’s made out of protein.

A caterpillar will spin a cocoon out of silk before it turns into a moth.  It’s like putting on a big sweater during the winter.

It made me incredibly happy and incredibly sad all at the same time.

Then it was time to begin our lesson and we explored kinetic and potential energy.

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