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. Students look at images of spider and insects and learn the basic features of each while comparing and contrasting.
4.Students are shown new pictures of insects and spiders and asked to identify what group they belong to. We analyze each picture to help us decide. Students learn vocabulary, and relate structure to function.
5.We discuss how scientists use electron micrographs to learn amazing facts about insects and spiders.
6. I answer questions.
The participant will
-learn how to look at highly magnified electron micrographs of insects and spiders and identify which group they belong to
-relate structure to function
-learn what the major characteristic are of a few insects orders, and spider families
-gain scientific information/content about insects and spiders
-how scientists use electron micrographs to learn amazing facts about insects and spiders.
-discover the relationship between science and art
NS.K-4.3 Life Science
NSK-4 3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of:
The characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Organisms and environments
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.