Investigating Insects
Play and learn with insects
Years 1 to 8Years 9 to 13Years 1 to 13Early childhood education
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Terms 1–4
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$5 per student
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Auckland Museum
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45 minutes

This programme is for the following year groups: ECE

Through storytelling, exploration, and play, investigate insect camouflage, life cycles, anatomy, and the role of these fascinating creatures in the natural world.

The Museum’s entomology collection is brought to life through hands-on activities plus learners have the opportunity to explore and investigate the Weird and Wonderful gallery.

 Arming our learners with magnifying glasses, we aim to inspire the next generation ofentomologists!

Learning Outcomes
Learners will:

· Explore, ask questions and create their own working theories in relation to insects

· Dress up and act as an insect

· Compare insects with arachnids and group them based on body parts

· Use prior knowledge to share stories related our entomology collection

· Learn alongside whānau and see Auckland Museum as part of their world

Image details: Hamadryas arinome arinome RT Shannon Collection, SB0240 © Auckland Museum CC BY
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