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‘Testing’ Butterfly Reactions in SK

Some of the SK children began to take manipulatives from the light table, and ‘present’ them one by one to the butterflies in their butterfly habitat.

They spent ten minutes, patiently testing, which manipulatives the butterflies reacted to, and sorted them into two piles.  “These are the non-reactions…” shared Annie, “…And these are the reactions,” joined in Alexia.

Their conclusions were that: the butterflies were attracted to other ‘butterflies’ (feather-made butterfly manipulatives), and not to the artificial flowers and leaves that were also offered. They then suggested, that real flowers and leaves could be collected from the butterfly garden, for further ‘testing.’

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