Bugs Before Time

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Students examine specimens of modern and prehistoric insects by looking at fossils and replicas of ancient bugs.

Program Length: 1.5 Hours

A dragonfly with a 1 meter wing span! A 7-foot millipede! Students examine specimens of modern and prehistoric insects by looking at fossils and replicas. Participating in hands-on centers. Students learn about Arthropods of the past and present, life cycles, insect environments, and evolution of prehistoric bugs to todays bugs and insects.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS – GRADE 2

Science Topic E – Small Crawling and Flying Animals: Students examine live and fossilized small crawling and flying animals and come to understand their basic needs of air, food, water, shelter and any special characteristics that help the animal survive in its home. Students learn about the structure and life habits, where modern invertebrates (i.e. spiders, worms and other insects) and prehistoric insects and animals lived, what they ate, what they were eaten by and features of the animals that suit them to their particular environment.


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