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Learn the differences between bugs and insects through hands-on activities. Put together a creepy crawly puzzle to learn insect and arachnid anatomy, build a model of a spider's web, meet a few of our invertebrates and build your own insect based on their DNA.

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About This Program


By Request: $200.00

Fee includes shipping. Class sizes over 30 will have a fee of $5 per additional student over 30 to cover extra materials provided.


60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

30 students

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Booking Information

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Must give 1 weeks' notice when cancelling or you will be charged the full program fee.

About This Provider

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Discovery Center of Springfield

Springfield, MO
United States

Discovery Center of Springfield is an interactive, hands-on science center dedicated to inspiring curiosity and a life-long love of learning through memorable and engaging hands-on experiences in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Riana Clark

Program Details


1. Review the definition of an entomologist
2. Read the Very Hungry Caterpillar and discuss metamorphosis
3. Discuss the different parts of an insect along with a group game
4. Review the difference between an insect and a non-insect
5. Learn about insect camouflage and how organisms use it to survive.


1. Students learn about the life cycle of an insect
2. Learn the body parts of an insect
3. Students learn how to differentiate between insects and non-insects

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Meets Next Generation Science Standards

State Standards

Meets Missouri Learning Goals