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Caterpillars are usually a big favorite of first graders. Of course, there's the amazing transformation they undergo to become a beautiful butterfly, but that requires a long wait. For most kids, it doesn't get any better than the immediate pleasures of those weird creepy crawlies. This experiment gives your young scientist the opportunity to learn how much of a leaf a caterpillar can eat in one day. And in the process, it will teach her some important steps in that time-honored process, the scientific method.