Beetles, Mites, Cockroaches Oh My!—Insect Collection Tour

The Field Museum houses 12 million insects. Brain Scoop presents the insect collection at the Field Museum as part of its Insect playlist. From brilliant purple beetles to tiny mites, all the way to giant cockroaches, the organization of insects fascinate many.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Start an insect collection in your classroom
  • Discuss the preservation techniques for various types of insects
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of what a database is and how scientists classify insects
Pros

  • Provides subtitles in English, French, and Spanish
  • Offers two very enthusiastic female scientists as presenters
Cons

  • None