Launching your lessons with a hands-on activity is a great way to get kids re-engaged in your classroom after Spring Break!
Our most popular items for your studentsâ€™ return are bugs and critters. Kids of all ages love exploring the world of creepy crawly bugs. Explore metamorphosis! Or teach about the crittersâ€™ roles in the ecosystem. Gather a variety of critters and host a bug show.
If you prefer to not have live critters, consider life cycle models for a hands-on, but not creepy-crawly, way to explore the life cycle of insects.
Caterpillars and butterflies.
We also provide classroom and individual student kits
Harvester ants are HUGE and easy to observe. Keep them contained in a habitat.
Donâ€™t forget a habitat!
We also provide a growing kit with food, burlap, mealworms, pupae, and beetles; as well as an experiment kit to explore the mealwormsâ€™ sensitivity to light.
Praying MantidÂ egg case and habitat or individual egg case.
These harmless roly poly bugs are a great choice for those of us who might be a tad bit squeamish about other bugs.
Snails: land and pond
Milkweed bugs and eggs
Drosophila Fruit Flies
Shh, hereâ€™s a secret: Sea-Monkeys are actually brine shrimp.
What are your students’ favorite critters to explore?
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