Butterflies & Elephants
Grade Level: 6th; Type: Zoology
The goal of this project is to reveal the butterfly’s mouth or proboscis and how it works. Butterflies’ mouths are long tubes that they keep tightly coiled until they are hungry. When the butterfly senses sweet edibles, it uncoils the flexible snout, explores the source of the scent and sucks up the food. An elephant’s trunk is also a proboscis.
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