Build your own caterpillar

Here is a link off the Scholastic web site that allows your students to design a caterpillar based on certain environmental variables. The students get four scenes and have to choose the color, spines, and defense mechanisms of the caterpillar based upon the environment and nearby predator. This is really nice because not only does it make the students think about why they will construct their caterpillar in a certain way, it also asks them to explain why they made the choices they did. At the end of the exercise it examines each scene and tells them what might have been the best choices in each scene. They have the opportunity to print their caterpillars at the end of the activity.

This is a nice little activity for elementary classes.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: