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

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Test Your Caterpillar IQ

This Humboldt-colored caterpillar is just one of the many amazing varieties that we might come across in Louisiana. How much do you know about caterpillars? How does a caterpillar protect itself in its environment? Who is the caterpillar's enemy? How can a caterpillar avoid being eaten? What helps a caterpillar blend in with its surroundings? What can a caterpillar do to frighten its predators or scare them away?

Click here to learn the answers to these questions and to Build Your Own Caterpillar. When you have completed this assignment, raise your hand and show Ms. Hall the three incredible caterpillars you have created.

Now, it's time for a
QUIZ! Click here to see many kinds of Louisiana caterpillars. Choose a caterpillar that you like. On the piece of paper provided, write the common name and scientific name of the caterpillar. Describe in detail how the caterpillar looks. Explain how the caterpillar's appearance protects it from danger. Turn in your quiz to Ms. Hall.