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Comparative anatomy prevails in the lesson exploring diversity among invertebrates. Biologists examine physical characteristics of an earthworm from phylum annelida and a meal worm from phylum insecta. They also inspect a cricket and a crayfish, both arthropods, but from different classes.
6th - 12th Science
Scientific exploration often starts with a big question. The big question learners are going to explore is: "Do both male and female crickets chirp?" The class will pose and test a hypothesis based on the singing habits of these insects and habitat changes that occur during the experiment.
K - 2nd Science
Territorial Behavior in Crickets
High schoolers explore the behavior of crickets during courtship. They measure the number and types of interactions between household crickets. Students discriminate between quantitative and qualitative observations. They collect data to develop hypotheses and guide their own experimental design.
9th - 12th Science
Alternative Animal Agriculture
Presenting an unusual topic, this collection of slides examines alternative animals that can be grown for profit or human use. It details the raising of rabbits as food, llamas for textiles, earthworms as fish bait, and a variety of insects for different purposes.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Giraffes Can’t Dance
Teach young children that with a little perseverance and the help of a good friend, anything is possible. This two-part lesson series based on the book Giraffe's Can't Dance starts with a shared reading about Gerald and his attempts to learn how to dance, before students watch a short video about bullying and act out skits demonstrating how to respond to different situations.
Pre-K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Scientific Method - An Organized Approach to Solving Problems
Walk your scientists through this organized presentation on the scientific method. Each step of the process is explained on its own slide using the example of the question, "Does temperature affect the rate of cricket chirps?" Traditional terminology, "independent and dependent variables," is used, and the more current terminology, "manipulated and responding variables," is briefly mentioned.
6th - 12th Science
Lesson Plan for Cricket's Supper
Interested in a special folktale to read with your class? Then this lesson might be for you. Readers will build an understanding of the food chain while creating a storyboard that includes the characters, setting, and plot of the story. This resource provides a list of extensions that can be applied to social studies, science, langague arts, art, and math.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
Students explore biology by participating in an insect identification activity. For this grasshopper lesson, students discuss the types of insects who jump high and identify their anatomical parts. Students collect a group of "hopper" insects and analyze their behavior before completing a worksheet.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Investigating Crickets and Their Body Parts
Second graders investigate the body of a cricket. In this biology instructional activity students use tools to gain information about the insect the cricket. Students observe and identify features and describe how these features help the cricket live in its environment.