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My First Science Experiment


As most of you know I'm 16 months old but that is about to change tomorrow when I turn 17 months. I'm getting older every day and I'm having fun along the way. While I enjoy my daily activities which is mostly fun and games mommy tries to incorporate a bit of learning in there as well.

Two weeks ago mommy and I finished my first science experiment. I got to see caterpillars change into beautiful butterflies. If you've never seen it happen you just have to.

First mommy and I ordered the Insect Lore Butterfly Garden from Amazon and we couldn't wait until it arrived. What they don't tell you is that you have to order the caterpillars for another $5 from the included coupon that comes in the package. Mommy said it used to be free a few years ago but they've now decided to charge although at a very discounted rate.

Our Butterfly Garden Kit

Well it didn't take long for our caterpillars to show up and they showed up in their little container with food. All five of them. I couldn't wait for them to grow. It was  actually fun watching them but mommy had to keep them in a cool dark place which is what they prefer and of course out of my reach. While they ate they also got bigger and bigger.

Caterpillars in the jar with their food

They ate their food and before we knew it they were no longer caterpillars but had gone into their chrysalis or their cocoon as mommy said. They had spun a fine web and had attached themselves to the top of their container home. Mommy had to take them out of their first home in the jar and place them in their new home that they were going to be in after they emerge from their cocoon.

Caterpillars in their cocoons

Two weeks later our very first butterfly emerged and about two days later the others emerged as well.

First butterfly emerged from cocoon

Now that they were no longer caterpillars we had to provide food for them and mommy and I fed them according to the directions which was fresh oranges. Apparently butterflies love oranges as much as I do. Who would have thought that.

Butterflies loved their orange slices

Mommy didn't think it was fair for something so pretty to be kept locked up, so after just 3 days mommy and I, well really mommy, decided that we should let them go. Kitty and I were involved in this process and it was really fun watching them fly away.

We didn't want to let them go but mommy said it was the right thing to do.

I hope to do this again and if you're thinking was it worth it and did I like it? It sure was and I sure did. What science experiments have you done? I'd really like to hear from you.

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Annmarie John
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  1. Good job Madison, thumbs up to mummy who is making your experiences educational :-)

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    1. Yes mommy gets two tiny thumbs up from me as well. :) ♥ Madison

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  2. Growing butterflies is wonderful! Kudos to you both. What a lucky girl Madison is!

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    1. We really enjoyed seeing them fly away and can't wait to do it again. ♥ Madison

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  3. What a great idea! This is something that I am now going to try with my little ones.

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    1. You will love it Nicole. The hardest part will be watching them fly away but it will be lots of fun for you all. ♥ Madison

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    1. We really loved doing it and I can't wait to see what mommy has planned for the rest of the summer. ♥ Madison

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  5. Hatching butterflies is so much fun! Sounds like a great way to learn about nature :)

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    1. It sure was Ann. It was my first glimpse of a butterfly up close and personal and now I look forward to seeing more of them. ♥ Madison

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  6. We did this when I was in 1st Grade! It really is a cool thing to do! I remember being so excited when they turned into butterflies and we got to release them!

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    1. That was the highlight of my day, releasing them. I can't wait to do it all over again. ♥ Madison

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  7. This is always a fun experience. I'm glad you got to enjoy it with your mommy :) I haven't done this with my girls at home yet, however, we have done it at school (when I was teaching) pretty much every year and my oldest, Emalee, was able to watch it then!

    I hope to do this with my girls once Annaliese gets a little bit older!

    Thanks for sharing your experiment! It was wonderful...

    p.s. Adorable kitty!!

    <3 southernmessmom.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Rebecca, I'm sure your little ones would enjoy it as much as I did and your classroom kids did as well. As for kitty, she's my very best friend in the whole world. ♥ Madison

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    1. Yes it really was fun Tess. :) ♥ Madison

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  9. Ooh, we recently released our Insect Lore butterflies as well. It was so much fun for the whole family - adults included! (I think it was fun for the cats too, although we tried hard to keep the cats away!) - Visiting from the Mommy Blogger group.

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    1. Katie I know Kitty and I definitely enjoyed it. She tried jumping and catching them when they were flying away. It was such fun looking at her. I definitely can't wait to do this again. ♥ Madison

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  10. I nominated you for the Liebster Award today! Check out my blog post for details!

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    1. Thank you. We're very honored. ♥ Madison

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  11. Did these several times when I was little and always loved it! Love Kitty's interest, too! :)

    Kristen from The Road to Domestication
    www.theroadtodomestication.com

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    1. Yes Kitty was as much interested as I was. We both loved it I think as much as you did when you were little. ♥ Madison

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  12. Both you and my Lili are 24th babies! She turned 10 months today. Thanks for stopping by our blog!

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    1. How awesome is that?! 24th babies are the best. It was our pleasure stopping by. ♥ Madison

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  13. Aww..I need to do this with Emma <3

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    1. You should and you'll have lots of fun doing it. ♥ Madison

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  14. Super fun Madison!I think my big girl would love to do this as well!

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    1. I'm very sure she will and I look forward to hearing all about it. ♥ Madison

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  15. I would love to do this with my kids, but (and this is a big but) I am terrified of butterflies. Laugh if you must. :)

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    1. Everyone has their fears but we'll never laugh. Your kids would enjoy it when you get over your fear. :) ♥ Madison

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