Fun with Critters
Bugs come in all shapes and sizes and can have some surprising adaptations. They can be identified as insects, arachnids and others.
- 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
- 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.
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)
* 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)