Wednesday, 22 February 2012

An exciting change!

Last week we started to notice something exciting happening to our mealworms. They are changing!
Some of our mealworms have changed into pupae.

We were busy wondering what they would change into next and how long it would take when....
They changed again!

Our mealworms are growing up and becoming adults!

Can you guess what they have become?

We were going to have a competition to see who could guess when they would change but our sneaky mealworms changed before we even got any entries.

Now we will have to change our competition.

To enter all you need to do is:
1. Follow our blog.
2. Leave a comment to say what you think the mealworms have become and how many adults we will have by next Friday, 2nd March.
3. Wait and see who wins.

The winner will get a certificate.
If no-one guesses the exact number, then whoever is the closest will win.

Good luck!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

A Move It! Poem

Today we have been learning about verbs.
We have written a pattern poem about animals and the things they can do.
The pattern is noun-verb, verb-verb-verb.

Here is our poem:

Move it!
Sharks prowl,
swim, bite, kill.
Kangaroos jump
kick, box, hop.
Cats hunt,
watch, slink, pounce.
Mealworms wiggle,
shed, moult, crawl.

Maybe you would like to write your own pattern poem and leave it as a comment.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Science with Mealworms

This week we have been doing some experiments in Science to find out more about our mealworms.
We know that scientists ask great questions and then try to find the answers to those questions using fair tests.
Our first great question was "Can mealworms see?" We tried to tell if they liked one colour more than the others.

Some of us found that they went on to all different colours. Some of us noticed that there were spots on their heads that could be eyes. Some people saw that their mealworms only went to blue.
We made made claims about whether mealworms can see or not based on our evidence.
Our second experiment was to answer the question "Can mealworms smell?"
We put some different smells on cotton buds and put them near the mealworms. The mealworms crawled onto some of the smells. Sometimes the mealworms went away.
Sam suggested that this was because the smell was too strong.
Mrs Batham has one more experiment for us to do today. We wonder what it will be.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Hello From 2C

We are the students of 2C in Mrs Batham's class.
We are having lots of fun so far at school.
We have learnt about numbers. We have made a calendar for the month of February.
We have also been learning about the date.
This term we are learning about growing and changing in Science. We are very excited because we are learning about mealworms.
Last week we didn't know much about mealworms but now we know a bit more.
We know that mealworms have six legs.
We think they are an insect. They eat cereals like oats. They shed their skin. This is called moulting.

We can't wait to learn more about mealworms.
What do you like to learn about in Science?