Topic Mini-Research & Literature Activities
for the topic of Interesting Insects
This Topic Mini-Research & Literature Web Page
was developed for Mrs. Moore's Kindergarten Class
at Berrien Primary School
Designed By: Amanda Hernandez,
a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher.


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Ladybug

Ladybugs are red beetles with black polka dots.
Are all ladybugs girls?


Fly
Can you name a few insects?
Bugs are often called pests.
What is a pest?

butterfly
What does a caterpillar become?
Learn more about the life cycle of a caterpillar by
exploring this fascinating web page about butterflies.
Roach Have you ever seen a roach?
Discover the parts of a roach and learn
more intriguing facts about the yucky world of roaches.


Bee Are you interested in learning more
or just playing a game about bugs?
This website is just for fun!





Child catching bug
TOPIC REAL-LIFE ACTIVITY


For Miss Amanda's insect activity, you are going to pretend that you are an entomologist (scientist that studies bugs). Today you will be examining the life cycle of a caterpillar. To learn more you will explore the Exploring Butterflies web site and discover the exciting world of caterpillars & butterflies.

STEPS FOR TOPIC REAL-LIFE ACTIVITY

1. Have you ever seen a caterpillar? A butterfly?
2. V
isit the Exploring Butterflies website. Check out the butterfly life cycle!

3.
Fold a paper into four sections and inside each section color the pictures of what you saw happening during each of the four stages of the butterfly life cycle.  If you can not remember every step you can peek at the website again, ask the teacher, or a friend for help.
4. Do you remember what happened to the caterpillar before it became a butterfly?
5. Share your pictures & what you learned about the butterfly life cycle with your friends.
6. Go with the class on a brief butterfly hunt outside and see what you can find.




TOPIC RELATED LITERATURE ACTIVITY

TheVeryLonelyFirefly

Topic Literature Activity
Using Critical Thinking Questions

1.
If you were the firefly, what would you like to do and explore after dark?
2.
If you were an illustrator explain what you would like to draw? Why?



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