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Invent an Insect


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    California Academy of Sciences

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Invent an Insect

In this creative activity, learners will find out what makes an insect an insect by studying examples of insect adaptations and by examining why there are so many different types of insects. Learners will also design their own insect based on the needs of a specific environment. This standard-based lesson plan includes great extension ideas, resources for educators, and discussion questions.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan, Model

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Classification
      • Biodiversity
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Model Building

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • California Academy of Sciences

Rights:

  • California Academy of Sciences, 2009

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