Sometimes the best homeschool experiences happen right in your own backyard. Sometimes they happen just at the right time to coincide with your curriculum. Sometimes that time is RIGHT NOW!
We had a bunch of little bugs in our garden. No clue what they were, or if they were helpful or harmful. (you'll want to click on the pictures to make them larger)
Sooo we looked it up. Come to find out we actually had several different stages of a certain bugs life cycle right in our garden. Can you guess what unit in Science we are starting THIS week? Yup life cycles. :)
Shown here are 3 of the stages.
Larva (mostly black with orange), what we believe to be the larva going into pupa stage (yellow), and pupa (orange with black)
Any guesses yet what this insect could be?
It's a. . . ..
For more info http://everything-ladybug.com/ladybug-life-cycle.html