Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Stick Bug Science

In this science lesson we learned about camouflage and how animals use it for protection. With our Modern Woodmen Ecology curriculum, we got out our log books and set to work. The kids had to pretend that they were birds. They had to think like birds, act like birds and look for food like birds. That meant no talking, because they were not suppose to be parrots, therefore they could not talk. This was a bit challenging, because they wanted to shout out when they had found one. Logan even decided to be a relocating bird and move a few bugs around.

I am sure we will be finding stick bugs (pipe cleaners) this spring when we are weeding. They had lots of fun hunting for the different colors of stick bugs. They determined that the black and green ones were the hardest to find.
Therefore black and green bugs must have some of the best camouflaging techniques in the buggy world. Happy bug hunting!


Connie said...

Awesome scientists those Gardner children are turning out to be.