Science & Nature

What Makes an Insect an Insect? Insect Classification With Music and Movement!

Which crawly critters are classified as insects and which are not? In this interactive one time class we will learn two songs that make learning the scientific terms for insect parts and classification memorable and fun!
Suzanne Gianattasio
9 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 6 learners

30 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed May 25

Meet once (1 day)
2pm - 2:30pm

Fri Jun 3

Meet once (1 day)
2:30pm - 3pm

Tue Jun 7

Meet once (1 day)
2pm - 2:30pm

Tue Jun 14

Meet once (1 day)
4pm - 4:30pm

Wed Jun 22

Meet once (1 day)
3pm - 3:30pm

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Class Experience

Students will be able to classify an insect vs. a non-insect by the end of class.
I have owned and operated my own preschool for over twenty years and hold a license to teach Early Childhood Education for 3-7 year old children in all subjects. I have additional coursework in Maine's Early Childhood Learning Guidelines; this course specifically targets both the "science" and 'creative and fine arts" domains.
No additional work is required, but students will be encouraged to look around their backyards or other natural places to find and identify insects and non-insects.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Understanding will be assessed at the end of class by looking at a number of crawly critters and deciding: is it an insect or not? We will use the three main characteristics of insects (three body parts, two antennae, and six legs) to classify.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will be learning two songs that will incorporate movement. While these may be performed sitting in a chair, you may wish to encourage your learner to get up and move a bit during the song. If you so choose, please clear an area near the computer so your learner can safely move without any obstructions and encourage them to stretch and drink water when appropriate.


Suzanne Gianattasio
Lives in the United States
Lifelong Educator
9 total reviews
5 completed classes

About Me

My name is Suzanne Gianattasio and I love working with kids of all ages! I believe that active participation with fun and educational activities is the key to learning for my students, so I try to make class interactive and engaging. I love to... 
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