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Mighty Beetle Build
During this one time class, students will explore some of the amazing attributes of the many different beetles that crawl among us, and they will use these discoveries to inspire their own beetle creation from play dough.
This beetle exploration class will cover some of the many adaptations of the various beetles found around the world. These beetle powers range from the mighty strength of the dung beetle to the defensive adaptations of boiling hot poison shot from the bombardier beetle.Students will hear details of various beetles and take a vote on which one(s) they think would win in a beetle battle or survive better in a given environment. based on each beetle's specific strengths. The students will then...
Students will garner specific knowledge about many types of beetles from around the world, as well as more indirectly discovering that animal adaptations are suited for certain life activities and environments.
I have a long love of all things animals, from the largest to the creepy crawlies. I have taught about animal adaptations, insect attributes, and spider qualities to many students, both in person and online for over seven years. My love for learning more about the insects we share this world with has never been satiated and is only further enhanced by sharing it with students who are naturally passionate bug lovers.
Play dough or other moldable material.
An informal assessment is made possible by the student's beetle creation and the inclusion of adaptations to help it survive well.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Death - There will be discussions about battles or fights that may lead to the understanding that in an insect fight, one beetle may not survive.
Meet the teacher
Hi! My name is Geri, and I love teaching students of all ages, and facilitating learning so that it is meaningful and fun. My greatest educational passion focuses on the sciences and math. However, I also enjoy teaching and learning through...
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Live video meetings
2-6 learners per class