Hi! My name is Ms. Armstrong! Please travel with me to New Orleans to study Climate Change and Caterpillars!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Make Your Own Caterpillar

Do you know that there are thousands of different kinds of caterpillars? Caterpillars are as beautiful, colorful and different from each other as butterflies are. They're amazing to look at, and it's fun to learn why they look so different. Their colors, markings and kind of "hair" have a purpose. Go to the website called
Make Your Own Caterpillar to find out why caterpillars look so different. Read carefully, and think about your choices so you make a caterpillar that can survive. After you've made three caterpillars, learn why your choices were helpful to the caterpillar, or not!

After you finish making caterpillars, go to the site Caterpillars.unr.edu to see pictures of real caterpillars that live in Louisiana. I'll be searching for these little guys in just a few days! :) Decide which caterpillar you like the best and then write me a comment. Be sure to tell me the scientific and common name of your caterpillar, what it eats (its "host" plant), and why you like it best.

If you have time, draw a large real-looking picture of your caterpillar in your notebook.
Have fun learning! Mrs. Armstrong


At April 9, 2010 at 6:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Caterpillar, Bugs, and Spiders Oh my.


At April 9, 2010 at 6:25 AM , Blogger michael said...

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At April 9, 2010 at 1:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The one I liked the best was the Humboldt colored one.

Pd 1 class

At April 9, 2010 at 1:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice caterpillar you showed us the other day.

Ms Armstrong's class P3

At April 9, 2010 at 6:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, Ms.Armstrong it`s really cool that we can make our own caterpillar.

At April 9, 2010 at 6:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

my family said have a nice day and be safe when you go to wetland so, the animals from WHTER don`t eat you before you come back

from your student Pd.3

At April 10, 2010 at 8:46 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ms does some of the caterpillar are change to snakes too!? because some have hade of snakes (remember that we look at that).Maybe they can't because they live in a short time.I don't know how long do they live, untail they change to butterflies?(kay ru)

At April 10, 2010 at 9:25 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

be care full and have a great trip

At April 14, 2010 at 10:53 AM , Blogger Mrs. Armstrong said...

Thanks, I'm glad you liked it. Next time you write, please sign your initials or your first name along with the period your in, OK? Thanks for your writing to me. Mrs. A.

At April 14, 2010 at 10:57 AM , Blogger Mrs. Armstrong said...

Hi KayRu, Caterpillar never become snakes, even though some look a little like snakes. A snake is a very different animal. Most caterpillars change into butterflies in just a few weeks...we'll be studying more about that. It's a good question. Thanks for writing. Mrs. A

At April 18, 2010 at 12:01 PM , Anonymous Jessie Armstrong said...

Hi Ms. Armstrong,

This is your daughter, Jessie. Yesterday I found a woolly bear caterpillar in the yard. We were wondering if you will see any woolly bears in Louisiana. Apparently it turns into the Isabella tiger moth. Do you know?

Hope you are having a good time so far!



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