Fun with Critters

LEARNING OUTCOME

Bugs come in all shapes and sizes and can have some surprising adaptations. They can be identified as insects, arachnids and others.

SESSION activities

  • Observe the structure of critters and sort into insects, arachnids and others.
  • Use magnifying glasses to identify body parts of Perspex bugs.

SCIENCE EDUCATOR demonstrations

  • Defining animals and anthropods
  • Understanding the difference between exoskeleton and endoskeleton

STUDENT experiments

  • Handling life specimens to make observations. E.g. butterfly, fly, mosquito, praying mantis
  • Predict, observe and explain how insect mouthparts might be used.
  • Make an insect rubbing and label.
  • Acting out a life cycle of an insect.

 

POST WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES.

 

2 HR OPTION INCLUDES

EXTENSION & INVESTIGATION ACTIVITIES.

 


 

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Australian curriculum

Yrs F-2  * Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)

 

*Living things grow, change and  have offspring similar to themselves  (ACSSU030)

 

*Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the senses (ACSIS011)

 

*Compare observations with those of others (ACSIS041)

victorian curriculum

Yrs F-2

 * Living things can be plants and animals. (VCSSU032)

 

*Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things. (VCSSU042)

 

*Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)

 

*Actively join in exploration of familiar objects and events (VCSIS036)

 

*Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)

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