The wheel bug has armor that is shaped like a wheel or cog. It also has a long tube from its mouth called a beak. It uses its beak to feed on other insects. The wheel bug overwinters as eggs. What should we do with ours?
Here are some photos taken from our digital microscope from this interesting insect.
check out the beak and wheel!
We couldn’t fit the lid of our cage under the microscope to view the eggs, so I had to hold the microscope VERY STILL with my hands. Luckily, Zyan was able to snap the photos from the smartboard right when I got it into focus. We are problem-solvers in first grade, for sure!
We had a great day at the pumpkin patch today! It was cold, but we were still able to conduct our science experiments, explore the corn maze, eat lunch, and pick the perfect pumpkin.
Back at school, we estimated and weighed our pumpkins, drew a picture of a jack-o-lantern, and got out our Digital Blue microscope. We were able to examine the parts of the pumpkin flower and vine. It was very interesting! We took snapshots and included them in our Smilebox creation.
Don’t forget to check out our pumpkin patch field trip stories. We scanned them and added them to our wikispace student pages.
We had a wonderful day today with Mrs. Alice coming to sing, sharing great books, reading our valentines with our new reading skills, and continuing our study about Abraham Lincoln. To celebrate his 200th birthday yesterday, we took pictures of a penny with our Digital Blue microscope.
Enjoy a three day weekend. We are off for Presidents’ Day, but look for blog posts during the weekend. I have a Valentine’s Day surprise for Saturday and a Presidents’ Day surprise for Monday. Leave us a comment and we’ll write back!