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Insect Investigation

How do you identify an insect?

  1. Has a hard-external covering known as an exo-skeleton.
  2. The body has 3 sections; head, thorax and abdomen.
  3. One pair of antennae.
  4. 6 jointed legs, (3 pairs).
  5. Compound eyes, (eyes with an array of lots of small visual units).

These 5 points are definite insect traits. You may find some have wings, some may not.

  • Can you find at least 5 different insects?
  • Try making a bug hotel.
  • Design a hotel: what might you find in there?
  • Make up an insect word search.
  • Take a picture, then study and draw the insect.

 

Check out these sites for more information and ideas. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/z9fkwmn

https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden/garden-activities/build-a-bug-hotel/

https://supersimple.com/article/bug-hotel/

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/insect.html

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/05/minibeast-facts/