Investigating Insects - A Creative Introduction to Entomology
Autumn Emigh (she/her/hers)
In this 4 week flex course, we will learn all about 8 insects, including life cycle, habitat, diet, and other buggy facts. We will do a craft for each insect, compare and contrast insects, and do a weekly Kahoot challenge. #academic
US Grade 1 - 4
This 4 week flex course will have two insect videos and two craft videos each week. We will cover the following insects: Monarch Butterfly, Luna Moth, Ladybug, Blue Bottle Fly, Cricket, European Mantis, Green Darner Dragonfly, and Bumblebee. The insect videos will cover vocabulary to talk about different insects including their parts, where they live, when they are active, what they eat, their life cycle, and how they interact with humans. The insect videos include lots of photos and facts...
This class is taught in English.
Students will learn vocabulary to talk about different insects, their parts, where they live, when they are active, what they eat, and their life cycle. Students will complete craft projects for each insect they learn about. Students will compare and contrast insects. Students will participate in discussion activities.
When I was 11 years old, my 6th grade science teacher gave us the assignment to do an insect collection. I enjoyed it so much that I joined 4-H and continued my collection until I left for college. My own daughters have also started insect collecting. As a 4-H advisor, I have enjoyed helping several members with their own insect projects. Now that my daughters have stopped, I plan to take over and expand their collections since mine was lost in a house fire many years ago. I love collecting, learning, and teaching about insects!
Homework OfferedMondays and Wednesdays will be videos, photos, and information about the two insects of the week. Tuesday and Thursday will be craft days. Fridays will be compare, contrast, and a short Kahoot quiz to check for understanding. Students are encouraged to post photos of completed crafts and to participate in the compare and contrast discussions. Content will be posted by 10 am EST each weekday and discussion will be monitored several times each day.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedDoes the student show understanding of the information on the quizzes? Does the student use the vocabulary taught to talk about insects? Does the student complete the craft activities for each insect? Does the student participate in the compare and contrast discussion each week?
1 file available upon enrollmentLearners will be accessing videos from my personal YouTube channel as a part of this class. We will also use Kahoot for quizzes. The supply list for this class includes: cardboard egg carton pipe cleaners hole punch scissors craft glue crayons/colored pencils markers - non-washable is necessary for one of the projects coffee filters clothes pins spray bottle of water paper plates brads various colors of construction paper empty water bottle duct tape stickers gems or pom poms googly eyes toilet paper roll yellow and black paint (or yellow and black paper)
Some of the crafts will use scissors, paint, glue, or water in a spray bottle. Parental supervision is advised for those projects.
This class draws from many different sources to provide the most complete information I can.
Meet the teacher
I am a licensed Speech Therapist and English as a Second Language teacher by training, so my classes are all about learning and using language. I am also passionate about including all learners and making my classroom a safe and inclusive space. ...
$10weekly or $40 for 4 weeks
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(3)
Completed by 10 learners
No live video meetings
3-15 learners per class