When she heard about my challenges getting the mealworms to mature into beetles, she sent me some pupae in the mail. They arrived on Monday! Here are just 3 of them.
As of Friday afternoon our food bank donation pile had accumulated a few additional bags of food. Then...
We competed in the tower-building contest and produced a display based on world monuments. Our advisory won the award for "best teamwork". Go team!
Westside is collecting food to donate to Northwest Harvest. Here's today's snapshot of my advisory's generosity!
The snails have laid eggs! I discovered the eggs while stirring up the dirt... and I hope I didn't destroy too many of them. Here are a few, with a dime shown for size comparison.
Interactive Fiction students are designing original text adventures. Two teams used the whiteboard to plan out the big, colorful maps of their worlds!
Prealgebra started to talk about solving equations. How many cubes would balance a single zombie finger puppet?
Isolating some of the superworms yesterday has already led to an interesting result. It will probably take a while for them to pupate, but we've already had a chance to observe a superworm right after molting. Here we see the pale worm and its recently-shed exoskeleton.
Apparently, I have a colony of "superworms" (Zophobas morio) not mealworms (Tenebrio molitor). Who knew? To get superworms to pupate, one has to isolate them, according to a number of online sources. Experiment underway.
In advisory, we brainstormed a list of all the ways we communicate. Email, phone calls, an social media, sure... But we also came up with other ways like applauding to show our appreciation of a presenter or performer.