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!
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?