Incredible Insects
The Fascinating World of Mini-Beasts
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 1–3

Discover the astounding anatomy of insects and other small creatures, investigate insect survival strategies, and identify survival techniques such as camouflage, mimicry, and other defence mechanisms. The Museum’s entomology collection is brought to life through hands-on activities.

Learning Outcomes
Learners will:
· Group insects and arachnids based on physical features
· Investigate how insects use camouflage and are suited to their particular environments
· Ask questions and understand that entomologists ask questions to discover more about the lives of insects

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

This programme is also available in Te Reo Māori.

Image details: Calopteryx splendens (Banded Demoiselle).Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira. AMNZ136466
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