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Kansas State Fair
Level: Grades 2-3
Objectives: Identify insects
Observe entomology displays at the fair
Record the sizes and kinds of insects
Note the award by entomologists
Develop an awareness of insects and their importance
Before the Fair:
Teacher should introduce:
The characteristics of insects: 3 body parts, 6 legs, mouth parts (biting, chewing, lapping, sucking)
Difference between butterflies and moths
The characteristics of spiders (to know the difference)
Life cycle and stages of insects
Habitats of insects
Foods of insects
Examples of insects
At the Fair:
Students will complete insect worksheet (below). Go to the 4H Centennial Building to view the entomology display so students can answer the worksheet questions.
After the Fair:
Students and teacher will review the completed worksheet and discuss the displays and insects.
Students will complete a graph or chart to show the kinds of insects observed at the entomology displays.