Insects bring science lessons to life at King’s Ely Acremont

PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 May 2017

Insects bring science lessons to life at King’s Ely Acremont.

Insects bring science lessons to life at King’s Ely Acremont.

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Live insects have been keeping pupils at King’s Ely Acremont entertained in their science lessons.

Year 2 pupils were in their element when Lisa Taylor, a science ambassador from Mundipharma, based on the Cambridge Science Park, came to work with them.

The science ambassadors’ workshop saw pupils working with Lisa, and each other, in small teams to study the earthworms in the school’s gardens using random quadrants.

“They were in awe of the number of different worms they found and thoroughly enjoyed identifying the different species,” said a spokesman for the school.

“Less slimy but certainly just as fascinating, caterpillars have also proven popular with the young scientists.

“King’s Ely Acremont took delivery of several caterpillars a few weeks ago and the pupils have been thoroughly enjoying observing them as they gradually form into chrysalides.

“The chrysalides were then carefully moved into a special enclosure, where the children were able to watch them gradually transform into beautiful butterflies. Once ready, the pupils then released them into the garden at King’s Ely Acremont.”

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