Science & Nature

Insect Communication: How Do Insects "Talk" to Eachother?

In this 1 hr. class, students will learn about insect communications through scent, sound, touch, and dance! This class alternates between discussion of insect facts and games to help students understand non-verbal communication.
Ms. Trisha
11 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 11 learners
Class

60 minutes

per class

Meets once

9-12

year olds

3-8

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per learner

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Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will improve their understanding of forms of non-verbal communication and how it is used in the animal kingdom, especially in insects.
I graduated with my BS in Entomology from Michigan State University in 2013.
There will be no homework in this class. 
Students should be prepared with a blank sheet of paper, a pencil, and a flashlight that is easily turned on and off. Yes, you can use a phone flashlight if you would like. If students do not have a flashlight, they will still be able to participate in the firefly game with their hands. 
This class is not graded. If you would like your learner graded, please message me. I am happy to assign grades upon request. 
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
When talking about insect communication, sometimes students will inquire about insect mating. In this class, I will briefly discuss mating pheromones. In this age group, I use phrases like, "Some moths can smell friends from miles away." or "The fireflies are flashing unique flash patterns to find friends of the same species."
Photo Credits:
All photos used are covered under creative commons or the public domain and the authors of said pictures may or may not endorse this content. See credits below for authorship and links to the licenses. Photos were not edited from their original form. 

Honey Bee
Photo by: Carlos Eduardo Joos
Located at: https://flic.kr/p/2mxWda9
Licensed under: CC by 2.0
Link to License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode

Bess Beetle
Photo by: Katja Schulz
Located at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/treegrow/47814611522
Licensed under: CC by 2.0
Link to License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode

Firefly
Photo by: Terry Priest
Located at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/16849297@N00/541888571/
Licensed under: CC by-SA 2.0 
Link to License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode

Polyphemus Moth
Photo by: OakleyOriginals
https://flic.kr/p/7URWvz
Licensed under: CC by 2.0
Link to License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode

Teacher

Ms. Trisha
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Entomologist and Lover of Nature
11 total reviews
18 completed classes

About Me

Hi Ladies and Gents!

I am an entomologist and love teaching classes on insects and biology-related topics. I also love science experiments and getting outside! If you are a boy scout or a girl scout troop, I even teach the bug badges! 

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