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Insect Hunt


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Insect Hunt

This is a web-based activity about insect identification. Learners move the virtual magnifying glass around two different environments and specify which creatures are insects and which are not. This activity introduces learners to the basic body plan of insects and their differences from the other animals within the same environment.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • A computer (Windows XP or Vista; Mac OS 10.2.8 or higher) and an internet connection.

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
      • Biodiversity
    • Ecology
      • Biodiversity

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Computers

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, The University of California Regents, ©2008

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation

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