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Children at Bright Horizons Elvetham Heath Day Nursery and Preschool in Fleet, Hampshire recently watched their own butterflies emerge from cocoons, in an initiative part of the organisation’s Growing Scientists enhancement.
The children recently placed their pet caterpillars, now in cocoon form, into a butterfly house and watched as metamorphosis took place. They also made their own cocoons by layering each other in toilet roll and then flapped their arms until release.
“The children were very excited to learn more about the life cycle of a caterpillar and are excited to see the butterflies emerge,” said Nursery Manager Toni Kirby.
Bright Horizons’ Growing Scientists enhancement aims to help children identify scientific activities that occur in their everyday lives.