Insects Identification and Life Cycles
1 Introduction to Insects: What makes an insect and insect?
Start by discussing different insects that students know and see if they can determine what characteristics they all have in common. Emphasize the fact that spiders are not insects. Then discuss.
They will utilize this knowledge and label a diagram (ant)
This portion should take no more than 40 mins
(5mins discussion and warmup)
(15-20mins for the ppt)
(15-20mins for the diagram)
2 Discuss the Life Cycle of Insects (Butterflies)
Review the stages of the an insects life
Activates prior knowledge from our story in reading class this week.
Discuss other animal life cycles that they know
(birds, frogs, spiders)
Watch the video
Create a wheel diagram that features the 4 stage life cycle of a butterfly: egg; caterpillar; pupa; butterfly
Discussion (5 mins(
Video (5 mins)
Activity (30 mins)