Thursday, 29 March 2018

Close Encounters with crickets

At Wesley, we have a school vegetable garden. We went for a walk to
find out the types of creatures can we find in gardens. We saw ants, caterpillars, butterflies, bees, flies, snails, slugs, weta, spiders and an
interesting hopping creature. We all thought it was a cockroach but then we found out that it was a cricket. We were so fascinated by it as it started to hop, jump and turn around. We all wanted to know more about this insect. So we put a jar close to the cricket. It hopped and jumped into the jar and we closed the jar with a lid with holes so we could watch it carefully and observe what it looks like and learn more about it. We then got our magnifying glasses and observed it carefully what it looks like and it does. We started to feed it with dry leaves and dead spiders. We watched it carefully to see how it eats and moves. Then we put it on the mat and watched it JUMP and HOP. Guess what! it could jump like a frog, very high. We all got a fright and screamed,AW!!
Our teacher said " The cricket is smaller than us. We look like giants to a cricket. I think it is jumping to escape from us." So we all decided to let it go back to the garden.  

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