Little Learning Labs: Bugs for Kids
Topical units include caring for bugs, preserving insects, common insect orders, other arthropods, bug art and more.
Little Learning Labs: Bugs for Kids—an abridged paperback edition of Bug Lab for Kids, a finalist for the 2019 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books—presents 20+ fun and informative activities that celebrate all things beautiful, creepy, and crawly.
Prepare to cozy up with spiders, centipedes, butterflies, and bees, to name just a few! In Little Learning Labs: Bugs for Kids, Mississippi State University associate professor, extension entomologist (bug expert), and educator John W. Guyton shares his knowledge and excitement about the world of bugs. Discover experiments, hunt-and-catch and citizen science initiatives, and arts and crafts projects that teach about bugs' physical characteristics and behavior, and how they affect agriculture, health, and water quality.
You’ll also find helpful tips on how to safely handle common insects, and how to easily identify bugs that shouldn’t be held, pet, or touched.
Focusing on topics children are naturally curious about, this practical series offers a variety of hands-on projects that use household items. Divided into units, activities begin with a material list, safety tips, and step-by-step instructions. Concluding the activities are creative enrichment suggestions and the science behind the activity. Includes full-color illustrations.
Items in this section tend to be instructional frameworks, or unit studies with a "core" teaching resource supplemented with additional text and/or activity resources.