Monday, July 28, 2008
Science Project Day 14
Here is our first butterfly that hatched from its cocoon - its wings have hardened and it has flown around the net area we have for them...
Do you see the butterfly? This one gets tired out easily. It has been fascinating to watch. He struggles for awhile, wiggling around - it has been a good experience to talk to the children about how these butterflies would die if we help them out of the cocoon. Through this struggle they build their strength to be able to survive.
I think it is amazing that just like us as humans - we grow through adversity and as we go through difficult times we get stronger - in our faith and in our ability to work through other opportunities of character growth! (I always tell my children that this is a character building opportunity in those moments of unsavory behavior. LOL) - the butterfly gets stronger and can only survive through that struggle to get out of the cocoon.
Anyways, God is GOOD! This butterfly did NOT hatch last night, and we have been able to watch this entire process very slowly through out our day today.
Here are a few other angles. I will take more pictures this evening to see where this butterfly is in the hatching process so you can see what we see!
If you look closely here - you can see on the one chrysalus the butterfly's attenae - he moves that around and is pushing to get out.
Thank you for stopping by! Have a nice evening!