Mr. Gonzalez's Science Classes
We have three 6th grade Science classes and two 8th grade Science classes blogging here from the Pacific Northwest in Chimacum, WA! Sixth graders are learning a bit about Mt Saint Helens, environmental science through fresh water ecology, and physical science this year. Eighth graders are learning about life science this year. Please join us as we learn Science by exploring our world.
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So on Day 21 I put all our newly formed chrysalises together and we have nine of them. We started with about 40 to 60 eggs, then about 16 large, green larvae, and now nine chrysalises. Let's see how many butterflies emerge. They should emerge as early as this weekend or as late as next week.
The yucky one actually turned black and died. Nature works that way. Animals lay a whole lot of eggs so that a few critters can actually make it to adulthood to lay more eggs. Crazy.
Comment Posted on April 19, 2008 at 02:19 PM by
why are they all cute and one is like gross and ewwey?
Comment Posted on April 19, 2008 at 11:06 AM by
Mr.g why is only one of the chrysalises not green and it just looks slimy?
Comment Posted on April 15, 2008 at 05:44 PM by
Mr. G. I read about a disease that makes the chrysalis go all brown and oozy. If they go oozy, you are supposed to dispose of the chrysalis and clean out the jar thingy.
Comment Posted on April 15, 2008 at 12:31 PM by
wow! they look weird!! the one that is flipped over and is brown looks like it's dead!
Comment Posted on April 14, 2008 at 08:46 PM by
About the Blogger
I started my teaching career in South Central Los Angeles teaching in modified to full bilingual 4th and 5th grade classes. Then I moved to WA State where I have taught mainly 6th through 8th grade. I have enjoyed the culture clash but notice that kids are the same everywhere :o)
My areas of interest are science and technology but I also love studying ancient cultures and learning about different peoples and cultures.