Beetles, Bugs, and Butterflies

Beetles, Bugs, and Butterflies

Class Description

This artful approach to science motivates students to learn about insects, including physiology, adaptations, metamorphosis, and the role insects play in our daily lives. As a final activity, students create a colorful art project to take home.


Grade Level: Pre-K2
LINK: Planetarium Program: Life of Trees
LINK: Discovery Depot

State Standards, Benchmarks, and GLEs

Pre-Kindergarten

 

(PK-CS-I1) (SI-E-A1) Ask questions about objects and events in the environment (e.g., plants, rocks, storms)

 

(PK-CS-I1) (SI-E-A1) Pose questions that can be answered by using students’ own observations and scientific knowledge

 

(PK-CS-L1) (LS-E-A4) Give examples of different kinds of plants and different kinds of animals

 

(PK-CS-L1) (LS-E-C1) Describe plants and animals in the schoolyard or home environments

 

 

 

Kindergarten

 

(SI-E-A1)Pose questions that can be answered by using students’ own observations and scientific knowledge

 

(LS-E-A) Identify easily observable variations within types of plants and animals (e.g., features of classmates, varieties of trees, breeds of dogs)

 

( LS-E-B1) Observe life cycles and describe changes (e.g., humans, dogs, insects)

 

(VA-CE-E5) Students will draw on imagination, individual experiences, and group activities to generate ideas for visual expression

 

 

 

Grade 1

 

(SI-E-A1) Pose questions that can be answered by using students’ own observations and scientific knowledge

 

(LS-E-C1) Describe features of some animals that benefit them in their environments

 

(LS-E-A3) Describe basic functions of parts of the body (e.g., lungs, heart, bones, muscles)

 

(VA-CE-E5) Students will draw on imagination, individual experiences, and group activities to generate ideas for visual expression

 

 

 

Grade 2

 

(SI-E-A1) Pose questions that can be answered by using students’ own observations, scientific knowledge, and testable scientific investigations

 

(LS-E-A4) Identify physical characteristics of selected organisms (e.g., worms, amphibians, plants)

 

(LS-E-B1) Compare the life cycles of selected organisms (e.g., mealworm, caterpillar, tadpole)

 

(LS-E-B3) Describe inherited characteristics of living things

 

(VA-CE-E5) Students will draw on imagination, individual experiences, and group activities to generate ideas for visual expression


Beetles, Bugs, and Butterflies Vocabulary List

Classroom Activity 1

Classroom Activity 2

Classroom Activity 3


  
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