Students builing a molecule in chemistry

8th-Graders Hammer Out Bug Houses

8th-Graders Hammer Out Bug Houses

These eighth-graders found the perfect way to reuse the lumber from the last Upper School theatrical production -- they are hard at work building bug houses as part of their current science curriculum. In the fall the class had built their first bug hotel, and now they are constructing several more using the wood from this month’s “Romeo & Juliet” set.

Bug houses, also known as bug hotels or insect houses, provide shelter for insects. They usually consist of several different sections that provide insects with nesting facilities, especially during the winter months, offering shelter or refuge for many types of insects. 

We can't wait to see them around campus when they are done!


A work in progress.


The start of the process.


The entire class was hard at work in the studio in The Walker Center for the Arts.


Following plans to construct the bug house.


The "Romeo & Juliet" set from which the lumber for the bug houses was taken.

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