This interactive 30-minute program is recommended as an introduction for groups from Kinder, Foundation and Level 1–3 before visiting the Bugs Alive! exhibition.
Students will become ‘scientists’ when they examine real bugs (in resin) with a hand lens in order to discover:
- What is a bug?
- When is a bug an insect?
- Is a spider an insect?
By examining the bugs’ external features, students sort and classify them, as well as learn about how museum scientists look after the insect collection. Teachers are welcome to photograph their students undertaking the activities during the session to use as a reflection back at the school. This program links strongly to AusVELS Levels F to 3.
Level 1: Living things have a variety of external features.
Level 2: Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves.
Level 3: Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things.
Science as a Human Endeavour
- Nature and development of Science.
- Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events.
Science Inquiry Skills
- Questioning and predicting.
- Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events.
Available Terms 1 - 4, Mondays, Tuesday & Wednesday
Times: 10am, 11am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm.
Thursday and Friday
Times: 10am, 11.30am and 1pm
Session duration: 30 minutes.
Maximum 30 students per session.
Cost: $3.30 per student plus education service fee.