Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Very Quiet Cricket

Read and discuss A Very Quiet Cricket. Explain to the students that this is the day that they will observe an insect and learn about its body parts.

  • Show the students the crickets in the habitat container and explain where they came from.
  • Give each pair of students one cricket in a container and two hand lenses.
  • As the students observe the cricket, ask them questions to help them focus such as: "How does the cricket move? How many legs can you see? Does the cricket have eyes? Can you see wings on a cricket?
  • Following the observation time have the students come back together as a whole class and share their answers.
  • Give each students a diagram of a cricket and have them fill in the body parts.

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