I'm so excited you'reback with me today.
We have some fun things we're going to talk today about thedifferent parts of the butterfly.
We've already gone through the major threeparts of insects when we did this with the caterpillar.
Remember what those were? There's head, thorax, and abdomen.
And our butterfly has that too but it just looksdifferent now.
So we're going to label these.
Our headis right here, whoops.
So we're going to put our head up there.
Our thorax was in the middle which is this place right here.
So I'm gonna putthorax right about there.
It's supposed to be there.
And then theabdomen is down at the bottom part.
So that's where the abdomen is.
Now there are other parts of course.
Butterflies have wings right? And there are wings that are onthe top part and those are called forewings.
Not like the number four but forewings.
So those belong up here.
And one really neat way of remembering the forewings are up at the top of the butterfly is that we have a foreheadand they have forewings which is up near the head.
So that's kind of a funway to remember it.
And the bottom wings the wings that are down here those arecalled hind wings.
That's down there at the bottom so the hind are the hindwingstoward the bottom and the top are for head – forewings.
That's really cool.
Now we want to talk about what's going on up here .
There are more parts that we canlearn and here is my whoa, this is the picture of the butterfly's head so itlooks kind of weird.
This is the eye.
so we're going to have let's see.
Let's start at the top let's work our way down.
We've got our antenna at the top and there are two antennae.
Then we've got in the middlespot right in there They have compound eyes.
That is reallycool.
They have eyes but their eyes aren't like our eyes.
They're calledcompound eyes and I actually want to show you, give you a little moreinformation about how compound eyes for insects are very different from the eyesthat we see from.
So let's take a look.
Let's talk about compound eyes.
Nowinsects have compound eyes that are different from the way we see.
I have a kit that shows, give some different lenses of compound eyes so we'regoing to test them out on Briggs here.
Look at that.
And there's acouple more.
But let's think about how it would be good whoah, for insectshave compound eyes.
It helps them judge distance and helps them capture prey.
Probably see predators.
Look at that and one more here.
And it helps themdifferentiate or tell the difference with shade and sunny places so it helpsthem.
Their lenses kind of filter.
Let's see if I can get that.
Sorry my thumb keepsgetting in the way.
So those are some examples of how insects see withcompound eyes, what they would see.
That was pretty neat, wasn't it? So we'regoing to label our compound with eyes right, alright, about there right there.
Andthen finally this is a funny word.
It's called proboscis.
Proboscis and that'sthis little piece, whoa nelly, this piece right here.
We areactually going to learn about that more tomorrow.
But that is how it eats.
I'm gonna explain how that works.
So there is a little song that we can learnthat will help us remember the different parts.
If you remember when you weregrowing up you've probably heard the head, shoulders, knees and toes song.
Sohead, shoulders, knees, and toes, knees and toes.
Well we can do that with our butterflies parts, but we're going to do it alittle bit differently.
We're going to do head, thorax, abdomen like instead of headshoulders knees and toes.
We're going to put in for eyes and ears and mouth and nose.
This part, we're going to do antenna, compound eyes, proboscis, headthorax, abdomen.
Let's try it.
Hopefully I will remember.
Head, thorax, abdomen, abdomen.
Head, thorax, abdomen, abdomen.
Antenna, compound eyesand proboscis.
Head, thorax abdomen! I was just being silly but that song will getstuck in your head.
So I look forward to seeing you here tomorrow because we aregoing to learn all about the proboscis.
I am so excited and I think we're going togo outside if it's a nice day.
So you make it a great one and I'll see yousoon.