Scavenger Hunt

Today 1/2 BE went on a scavenger hunt around the classroom, looking for facts about mealworms. Here are some pictures of us having a great time:

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Here are some new facts we learnt about mealworms:

*If you don’t feed mealworms, they will eat each other!
* Mealworms eat dead grass and rotten leaves
*Darling beetles have wings, but they don’t use them
*Female darkling beetles lay 200 to 500 eggs
* A darkling beetle  can be brown, black or red
*Fisherman use mealworms to catch fish
*Mealworms can only see light and dark
*An egg takes 4 weeks to hatch
*Darkling beetles got their name because they active at night

What are some facts you know about meal worms?

Fact or opinion?

In 1/2 BE we have been learning the difference between a fact and an opinion. Here is a video to help explain the difference:

What is an example of a fact and an opinion?
For example; a fact is today is Friday the 29th of May.
An opinion is, I think it might rain today.

We have beetles!

1/2 BE are very excited, as some of our meal worms have finished their transformation and are now beetles! Here are some pictures:

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Is your meal worm a beetle? What stage in the life cycle is your meal worm in?

Gould League Excursion

1/2 BE went on a minibeast safari today. We did lots of fun activities, such as investigating different insects, learning about compost, worm farming, ponding, bug searching and we even went in a shrinking machine! Here are some pictures of our day:

What was your favourite part of the excursion? What is something new you learnt?

Paper Mache Minibeasts

1/2  BE have been very busy creating their own paper mache minibeast. We started yesterday with the first few layers. Have a look at us working:

What minibeast are you planning to make?  Tell me about what colour it will be, if it will have antennas, how many legs or if it will have wings?

Holy Spirit Comes

1/2 BE has been learning about the Holy Spirit and Pentecost. When the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit they were able spread Jesus’ message. We made stain glass windows to show symbols of the Holy Spirit. Here are some pictures of our work:



What symbol did choose and why?