This programme is for the following yeargroups: Years 5-8
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.
· 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
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