Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Whopping Wasp Hive
A family in one of our intermediate classes found this wasp nest in their shed.
It is touring the classrooms so we can wonder and ask questions.
They had cut it in half, before bringing it to school, so we could see what the insides are like.
The families have been fascinated and in awe of this massive creation.
Where did it come from? How was it made? Is it a bee or a wasp hive?
Why are there layers on the outside? What are the levels on the inside?
Lots of questions.
We needed to visit the library to find some answers.
We were able to find most of the answers in one book.
We did more examining (learning how to use a magnifying glass)
and measuring (what tools can we use).
We used some toys and our hands.
For half of a wasp hive it’s very big.
Time to pass it on to another class.