On Tuesday, May 31, Barringer Road second graders released the end of a science project – dozens of painted lady butterflies.
After a picnic lunch outdoors, the students gathered around their teachers and five cylindrical butterfly enclosures. As the teachers opened the tops the butterflies slowly worked their way to the opening and flitted up into the sunshine.
The project traces the life cycle of a butterfly from larva to adult. Students record observations, research information, take measurements, and watch in amazement as they insects develop from eggs in adults in just three weeks.