- Magnifying glass
- Shovel or a spoon
First discuss with your child about the different ways to group insects. Your answers might include number of legs, body parts, insects with wings, or hard shell or ones that sting or bite. Make a chart in a notebook and get ready to go outside for a little exploration.
Once you are outside, turn over rocks or branches to look for insects. When they find an insect, have them observe it closely, using a magnifying glass if they need to see it close-up. If there are any flying insects, use the net to catch and observe. Gently release the insects when you are finished.
Use the shovel to dig and find any other insects.
Make sure you are classifying all your findings in your notebook. Once you are back home, you can organize your findings by a bar graph to see the most common insect and the least common insect found.
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