Anyone have one they are willing to share? I just need ~ a weeks worth. I did a thing on metamorphosis & panty hose when I student taught so will def be getting that out again.
I have mycaert.... but the left insects out....
I don't do entomology with my 8th graders, but I found a few resources that might help you:
Again, I don't do bugs but if no one else provides you with insight, as the middle school community facilitator, I wanted to give you a few possible places to get started while waiting for an answer.
Thanks so much! In case anyone cares, here are a few more!
CTE online has a great plan!
Lost Little Bug! :: Curriculum :: CTE Online
Orkin learning center: Bug & Insect Lesson Plans for Kids - Free Downloads
(this had more info on one of the CTE online activities)
Then I think my kids will be doing the Insect travel brochures.
Just need to figure out how to integrate the metamorphosis demo!
I used this activity - I have 10 years worth of critters hanging from my ceiling. Instead of the paper summary, I now have the kids complete a myfakeprofile.com profile (like facebook!) They loved it last year! I'll find the original assignment sheet & upload later. Basically - they have to research ID, anatomy, predators, life cycles, prey/food, mutualistic relationships, etc; then they build a critter (a true likeness) with foam, paint, paper and pipe cleaners.
I would love to have critters hanging from my ceiling! Please tell me more!!!
Did you provide the materials? If so where did you buy them? What were your guidelines?
Thanks so much!
I cannot find my original file - if I find it in any form, I'll get a picture of it & upload. But here's pictures of 10 years' worth of critters hanging from the ceiling!
I know the minimum requirements for the myfakewall.com project - they had to have "friend" and "enemy" species, a couple of posts and messages, photos of family in various stages of development, etc. A couple of them really went all out and had fun with their critters. Last time we did it, I let them all choose a common Iowa critter - so garden spiders, honeybees, ladybugs, corn rootworms, aphids, monarchs, etc - you name it, we probably had one. 28 kids and they all had a good time. I bought the supplies at Wal-Mart - foam balls, colored pipe cleaners, paint, google eyes, glitter, beads, skewers and toothpicks - whatever you provide, they'll find a way to use!
Wish I could find it!!!!
This sounds like a cool project! DO you have a rubric or instruction sheet for it?
I haven't used it in three years and all those papers/documents disappeared somewhere in that time, sorry. I had one document - a form - they had to fill out with classification, predator/prey relationships, etc - and then about six years ago replaced it with the fake facebook page project that I don't have a rubric for anymore, either.
I use the CASE ASA curriculum and when we get to the parasite activity, I now add the "critter" project on there (the new critters aren't nearly so interesting to look at...!) No rubric to share, as I just added a line (by hand as I was a bit busy that day) to the project CASE already developed.
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