Grade Six had a great time at The Green Living Show in Toronto. We had a chance to see some environmentally friendly products and talk to vendors about their interest in being ‘green’. We also got to sample cricket or mealworm bolognese and purchase some souvenirs.
Mealworms are fascinating. Some of them move very quickly. They tickle your hand when they walk across it. (Comments from Grade 6).
We have been studying arthropods (modern Latin- Arthropoda, literally meaning “those with jointed feet”). They are invertebrates and are the larvae of the darkling beetle. We studied their bodies closely under magnifying glasses and drew detailed diagrams highlighting their head (with antanae and specialized mouth parts) the thorax (the three segments directly behind the head where their three pairs of legs are attached) and the abdomen. We also looked at one of the mealworms which has entered the pupae stage. We hope to see it turn into a beetle soon.
We had a fabulous time at the Festival of Trees. We had the opportunity to hear several Canadian authors speak about their books and inspiration for writing. We each won a book of our choice and some of us purchased our own copies of this year’s Silver Birch nominated titles. We watched a First Nationss dance group and learned some new moves. We stepped on board and had a tour of Kajama, a tall ship built in 1930. We even had time to enjoy some ice cream.
We had a fantastic time in the Science Lab. This morning with Miss. Khan. She explained atoms, molecules and density. She also set up a variety of experiments for us to experience the density of various liquids. It was awesome.
Shreyaa – it was messy but fun!
Dilreet – it was very interesting.
Sahil – one of the experiments didn’t work.