When Jamie brought in a swan plant tree with butterfly eggs, tiny caterpillars, aphids, ants and lady bird larvae, it was a great learning moment for the children and the teachers as well. The children were amazed to sell all these little creatures on a single plant. During this project, we learnt about
· Life cycle of a lady bird
· Lady bird larvae feed on aphids.
· How aphids secret a sweet substance that ants are fond of and in turn ants protect the aphids from predators.
This was an amazing opportunity for the children to learn about the animal world that surrounds us and extended his curiosity about the nature (well-being 2:3).