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Going Bug-gy! Facts and Fun About Insects and Bugs
Fun activities that introduce your students to the world of insects and bugs.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5
“Going Bug-gy!” — an overview of insects and bugs — offers young students (grades K–4) the opportunity to cover basic science concepts and skills, such as classification, observation, and responses to habitat.
- Minibeasts takes students on a bug hunt outdoors to practice their observation and classifying skills. (grades 2–4)
- Student can Build a Caterpillar (grades 3–6) online and print their creations.
- Bugs Caught in the Web (grades 2–4) takes students on an online bug hunt to help understand bug behavior while sharpening Internet research skills.
- In Talk Bugs With the Frizz, kids can read an interview with bug expert Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus, and read questions and answers about bug.
- All About Bugs offers students additional reading material on the insect world.
- In Monster Bugs (grades 2–4), there are drawers full of bug parts in Ms. Frizzle’s lab that need to be put back together to create bugs found in nature or to create new bugs.
While participating in "Going Bug-gy!," students become proficient with several standards-based skills. Students will:
- Ask questions about bugs, their behavior, and their habitats
- Observe and record information about bugs
- Classify bugs by identifying major structures common to them
- Understand how living things interact with or cause changes to their environment
- Demonstrate knowledge of bugs with a written or drawn response