Entomology Week #4 - Insect Projects for Kids - Eva Varga

May 29, 2013

How are you all coming along with the lessons and activities that I’ve created for the Introductory Entomology class?  I know we are having a lot of fun and learning a lot.  It has been a bit of a challenge for me to coordinate the activities as well as teach my own kiddos all the while I have been redesigning my website.  But I am loving every moment, and would love to hear from you.

Today, I share with you a number of insect projects for kids.  Several students are underway with their independent research, a few selecting insect projects that focus on life-cycles.

One of the participants has created a delightful stop-motion video to share the life cycle of the praying mantis.  I just love her artwork!

Admin note :: Sadly, her video is no longer accessible on YouTube.

Other students have chosen to create a Squidoo lens to share what they have learned.  Here is an example of a lens about Bug Collecting.  One of the participants in our course is creating a lens on a specific insect order.

Other ideas include creating a poster, setting up a terrarium, or interviewing a bee keeper.  For those up to the challenge, it would be fun to set up an insect-a-day blog or to create a collage of insect images, for example, A Year of Dragons and Damsels.

Have you decided upon a focus topic to research?  My kiddos have declared their intent … dragonflies & mud daubers.  They are still gathering facts and brainstorming ideas by which to share what they learn.  I can’t wait to see what they come up with.

Can you think of more insect projects for kids that you would like to share with us?


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