A lesson to teach students what constitutes an insect and how they act as our pollinators. Students will be able to identify insects based on a set of features and distinguish them from other "bugs".
What are the characteristics of an insect? How do these characteristics aid in the process of pollination?
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
- Magnifying glasses or microscopes
- Insect specimens for students to look at
- Large poster board (any color)
- 12 pictures of various arthropods (you will want some insects and some that are not) on a posterboard
- 1.L.5 The student will demonstrate an understanding of how the structures of plants help them survive and grow in their environments.
- 1.L.5A Plants have specific structures that help them survive, grow, and produce more plants. Plants have predictable characteristics at different stages of development.
Lesson Created By: Savannah River Ecology Lab