Building Bugs

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For School Groups


What's the best way to understand a bug? Look at it carefully.

Consider the parts of a bug. Six legs, eyes, abdomen, antennae, wings (or not), spiracles, color to hide (or not). Study models and pictures and construct your own bug to understand the names and purposes of the parts.

Meets Connecticut Science Standards

  • K.2: Many different kinds of living things inhabit the Earth.
  • 1.2: Living things have different structures and behaviors that allow them to meet their basic needs.

Meets Common Core Standards

Bugs 2016

Bee causes

Download Bugs Program Infor rev 3.24.pdf (pdf, 49.9kb)
Download Bugs Student Materials 1.pdf (pdf, 135.8kb)
Download Bugs Student Materials 2.pdf (pdf, 140.6kb)

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