Science Butterfly Project

Eighth graders recently used the CCA building for part of a science project that involved paper butterflies and camouflage.

Eighth graders recently used the CCA building for part of a science project that involved paper butterflies and camouflage.

“This project was part of our unit on natural selection and was a fun way for them to demonstrate an understanding of camouflage and mimicry.  Students were given an outline of a butterfly and were allowed to move through the building to disguise and place them,” explained science teacher Cindy Quiggle.

Student David Christie shared that he liked the activity because it helped him see the importance of variation and adaptations as protection from predators.  Students also learned the importance of biodiversity, as some of the butterflies were easily spotted and taken down, but the ones with the best camouflage are still posted in the building, proving the theory of survival of the fittest.

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