Rei told us about carnivorous plants that eat flies and other insects. They trap the insects and then digest them. We wondered if they plants smell bad and how big they are.
Takumi told us about swordfish and showed us pictures of them in one his books. There are many different species of swordfish. We learned that fish eggs are called spawn.
Tyler explained about salt water crocodiles. We learned that it takes 9 years for their eggs to hatch and once the baby crocodiles do hatch the mother carries them in her mouth to the water.
Reika made a collage to explain the lifecycle of an apple tree. We were interested in if the roots or stem grow first. Then we had a discussion about where the first apple or apple seed in the world came from. We have some philosophical thinkers in Grade One!
Una shared an e-book she had made on book creator all about monitor lizards. We talked a lot about all the different foods they eat. Some of us wondered what they use their tails for. We talked about how the monitor lizard can move well on land and in the water so it needs its tail for balance and also for swimming.