Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Silkworms Spin Cocoons
Over the weekend some of our silkworms spun silk into cocoons. We were surprised to find that the silk was yellow. A while back when we first began looking at our silkworms, our teacher showed us pictures of silkworm cocoons, and we saw that they could be white or yellow. But we thought these would be white just like the real examples our teacher brought in from last year's group of silkworms. We wonder why some cocoons are white and others are yellow. We are hoping to see at least one of our silkworms as an adult before school lets out on June 20. If one does, we'll make sure we take a picture and share it. Can you find the cocoon hidden in the photograph taken by our student of the month?