The study of insects
Years 1 to 8Years 9 to 13Years 1 to 13Early childhood education
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Terms 1-4
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$7 per student
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Auckland Museum
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60 minutes

This programme is for the following year groups: Years 4-6, Years 7-8

Entomology is the study of insects and their relationship to humans, the environment and other organisms. At Auckland Museum, entomologists collect and study these organisms to understand more about our natural world.

Taking on the role of an entomologist, learners will discover how scientists at Auckland Museum collect specimens and how specimens are stored and displayed.

Learning Outcomes
Learners will:
· Describe the role of an entomologist
· Describe the basic anatomy, similarity, and differences between insects, arachnids & myriapods (centipedes and millipedes)
· Understand why museums collect insect specimens and relatives to answer critical questions of biology, diversity and evolution

Please note: minimum 20 students, maximum 30 students per session

This programme is also available in Te Reo Māori.

Image details: Deinacrida fallai (Poor Knights giant weta). Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira. AMNZ23683
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