Taking a closer look
As I mentioned in the previous post, when children find dead insects we put them in our bug box.
Using our really awesome new magnifying glass we took a really good look at each insect in the box.
One of our friends asked, “why does this one look like a leaf?” Another friend replied, “it makes them be protected “. We went on to have a great conversation about what the word protection means and why insects might need protection.
Along with our close observation we also identified the insects using the books we borrowed from the library, and continued to have interesting and relevant conversations about things we are finding out, and things we are still curious about in relation to insects.