Worcester Prep Lower School third-grade teacher Julie Lyons recently taught a science unit about insects using hands-on projects including Ladybug Land kits.
Classes studied different stages of live ladybug metamorphosis: egg, larva, pupa and adult. In small groups, students cared for the Ladybug Land and logged daily observations in their scientist journals for three weeks.
The students used technology to research the different steps in the life cycle and created diagrams of Ladybug Land and the ladybug stages of growth.
The project culminated with the third grade going on a field trip to Bearhole Farms in Selbyville to release their ladybugs into the world for the life cycle to begin all over again.