INSECTS, SUB-TOPIC 1- Terrestrial habitats., SUB-TOPIC 3 How can…
NATURAL - SCIENCES
Characteristics of an insect.
Speak about the different parts of an insect (head, thorax, abdomen, legs, wings, antennae).
Functions of each part.
(Biology LibreTexts, 2016)
Observe and draw different insect types, labeling the body parts.
The insect's life - cycle
Egg, lava, pupa, adult.
A variety of insects in various stages of their life cycle in jars.
Insect life-cycle observation and discussion on what they have seen.
Types of insects.
What is an insect?
Recognize different types of insects like ants, butterflies and bees.
Create a class poster showcasing different insects, their names and pictures.
(Educational Toys Online, n.d.)
Insect habitat inspired creation.
Learners get to make an insect habitat and present them to the class.
Explain which habitat they have recreated and why.
Learners get to make an insect habitat.
(Insect Science Projects, n.d.)
Smartboard lesson on a bee.
Learners get to assemble a bee on a smartboard.
Build a bee
Touch and drag body parts to construct the insect.
Use magnifying glasses to examine insects.
Set up an observation station with magnifying tools to investigate an insects details.
SOCIAL - SCIENCES
How can insects help us?
Insects help us with:
Resources like honey
(Smithsonian Institution, n.d.)
The learners get to do a pollination role-play (CONTENT FOCUS)
1 learner can role-play as a bee while another 2 learners can role-play as a flower and another as pollen.
Through this way they can understand pollination.
(Science-pollination and fertilisation role play, n.d.)
SUB-TOPIC 1- Terrestrial habitats.
Terrestrial habitats include land-based habitats like forests, fields and gardens.
-They can be found on trees, under leaves, in soil and in decaying matter.
Aquatic habitats include some insects that live in aquatic environments such as ponds, lakes, rivers and streams.
(Museums Victoria, 2019)
The learners will walk around the school to observe where insects live.
How can insects harm us?
Insects can harm us by:
Giving us allergic reactions
Economic impact (insect pests)
Bites and stings.
Role Play (CONTENT FOCUSED):
Demonstrate how insects harm us and preventative actions against insect harm.
This activity engages students in exploring the potential harms caused by insects, fostering awareness, understanding and proactive strategies to mitigate risks.