Materials: empty toilet paper roll empty paper towel roll paper coloring supplies
**building materials you can find around your house- this will look different for everyone. Don't stress it- just use what you have and have fun building
Let's jump right into the learning with a great book! This one is called The Amazing Life Cycle of Butterflies.
Today for your STEM challenge, you are going to try and do what butterflies do! Find an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll in your house and use it to represent your cocoon. Ask yourself the question, can I build a structure for hanging this cocoon high enough to allow a butterfly to emerge and dry their wings? Have fun with this project! Make a paper butterfly and hide it inside the empty roll. Make the butterfly just shorter than the roll using your measuring skills- butterflies don't leave much empty space for themselves! Brainstorm ideas for hanging your cocoon. Find materials around your house to hang your cocoon and create your structure. Evaluate your design by trying to pull out your butterfly. Did he have enough room to escape? Do you need to improve your design? Have a blast engineering like a butterfly!