Sunday, 25 March 2012

Backyard Bugs

 Our Backyard Bugs workshop presented by the Scientists in the School program was a huge success! The children had a blast being entomologists. 

Thank you to all of our parent volunteers for making this fabulous learning opportunity possible!

The children were able to meet the insect family and discover their unique anatomy while developing a new appreciation of bugs by investigating how bugs behave, eat, see and hear. 

We learned that insects have three body parts (a head, thorax and abdomen) and six legs.

We created insects of our very own!

We helped butterflies play hide and seek using camouflage and learned what it means to be symmetrical. 

These are just a few of the activities presented to us by our scientist. The children and I have been inspired to look at bugs in a different light and will continue to explore the wonderful world of insects for the remainder of the school year.

At home: Search for insects around your home and neighbourhood and bring them to school as a specimen study.

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