1. I briefly introduce myself and my books.
2. I explain why magnifying specimens provides scientists with important information; describe how the electron micrographs are made; and show examples.
3. We play a game during which students look at an image, then answer the question: "What else does it look like?" Students write their answers down.
4. We compile a selection of analogies that we arrange into a group poem that relate to a theme.
5.We discuss how scientists might use analogies to solve problems.
6. I answer questions.
The participant will
-learn how to look at highly magnified electron micrographs and relate structure to function
-create analogies to describe specific structures
-organize analogies into a theme based poem or paragraph
-gain scientific information/content about insects and human biology
-discover the relationship between science and art
NS.K-4.3 Life Science
K.4.2 Observe plants and animals, describing how they are alike and how they are different in the way they look and in the things they do.
2.4.1 Observe and identify different external features of plants and animals and describe how these features help them live in different environments.