Through the Eyes of a Fly

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When addressing animal adaptations with your fourth graders, they can construct a model of the compound eye of a fly. The activity helps them visualize what is too small to see, or rather something that they wouldn't want to handle! 

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  • Creative craft for modeling insect anatomy
  • Strong support for the referenced Next Generation Science Standard
  • Compact teacher's instructions

  • Constructing the model may require more time than is worthwhile; consider making one ahead of class to have on hand as a visual aid when teaching about adpatations