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GRADES 2-3 INSECTS

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Level: Grades 2-3

Topic: Insects

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

Procedures:

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.

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