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ERIC Number: ED082927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 21
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Exploring the Insect World, An Outdoor Teaching Technique.
Rillo, Thomas J.
Information about the insect world and its advantages for the elementary classroom teacher is given in this paper, along with activities which can teach students about insects. The insect world tends to be noticed by the average person only when the small creatures become pests or inhabit man's abode. However, young students have a sharp sense of curiosity and are usually fascinated with insect activity. The teacher should use these characteristics to her advantage since the insect world is readily accessible through much of the school year. The teacher can combine this study with other regular subjects. Among the various activities recommended are: making an observation data chart; taking a field trip to study the noise made by various insects and recording them; mapping their activities; studying the relationship between 2 or 3 kinds of a certain insect; mapping travel at night; making a checklist of habitats or niches; collecting insects; making plaster of paris fossil imprints of insects or their homes; and identifying insects found on a single plant. The activities given include both outdoor and classroom activities. (NQ)
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