The study of insects
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Terms 1-4
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$5 per student
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Auckland Museum
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1 hour

This programme is for the following year groups: Years 5-8

Entomology is the study of insects and their relationship to humans, the environment and other organisms. Auckland Museum has an extensive collection of insects which it has been collecting since the Museum was founded in 1852. 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, what equipement they use and how specimens are stored and displayed.

In this programme, learners will uncover what information these specimens can tell us about the living world. They are encouraged to observe and examine specimens up close, ask questions, group them according to their attributes and record their observations through scientific drawings.

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