Minibeasts

Lead young scientists to discover insects outdoors. After investigating, students will record observations, learn about these fascinating creatures, craft, and role play.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge students during spring and summer to go outside and explore and capture insects
  • During class, scientists observe and classify
  • Introduction to insect life cycle 
  • Resource integrates fine arts
Classroom Considerations

  • Containers, tweezers, and magnifying lenses for small hands 
  • Lots of table space to observe insects
  • Spring/summer might be best time to teach this lesson
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Pros

  • Activity gives young learners an opportunity to investigate and capture insects outdoors
  • Makes students aware of the environment
Cons

  • In most regions, this activity is only feasible during spring or summer