Buggy About Insects
Optional Independent Project
In science, we are studying insects. Our learning focus on how the structure and function of insects help it to survive, i.e. the beetle’s “hard shell” is actually a set of wings called elytra that protect its soft flying wings hidden underneath. Students are so excited about this topic and are enjoying studying different insects each week at school. Now is their opportunity to explore an insect that interests them the most.
This project is optional and can be done as a family or individual at home and brought into school to share.
Here is what we would like to have included in the final project. Your child can present it any way they would like, but we would like to see students demonstrate these components:
1.) Choose an insect.
2.) Make a model of the insect (clay, playdough, legos, construction paper, etc.).
3.) Label the model (bug name and body parts).
4.) Have at least one real photograph of the insect (magazine, internet, own photograph).
5.) Where does it live?
6.) What does it eat?
7.) How does it protect itself from predators?
8.) Include some interesting facts about your insect.
9.) Use your imagination and have fun!
If you have any questions about this project, please send us an email!