In this insect learning exercise, students fill in the blank with information about the characteristics of insects. Students identify the three body sections of a grasshopper. Students answer questions about the process of metamorphosis.
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New Review How to Pin an Insect
Have you ever tried to pinpoint the exact type of insect captured? Scientists collect insects and pin them for future study to do just that. The video explains how to properly pin an insect to display the unique body parts and features....
7 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Insect Adventure, Part 3
After scientists collect insects, what do they do with them? The final Brain Scoop video wraps up an adventure to a field to collect insects. It details how they sort, study, and pin insects for future study. An Insect playlist allows...
12 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Insect Adventure, Part 2
Scholars look forward to using the pooter, otherwise known as an aspirator, to collect insects. The video demonstrates how to collect bugs in mesh nets, canvas nets, and in pooters to better study them. The second installment of a...
8 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Chicago Adventure, Part 8: How to be an Insect
Have you ever seen a wingless fly or a katydid larger than many birds? The eighth part of a series on the Field Museum in Chicago shares both of these unique insects. The resource explains the location and features of some of the...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Insects: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
What would the world be like with no insects? Ponder this question using a research-based STEM unit that encourages scholars to investigate insects from both a beneficial and hazardous perspective. They learn about insect behaviors,...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed