Insectigations

Insectigations
Insectigations

Insectigations

40 Hands-on Activities to Explore the Insect World
By Cindy Blobaum

6–9

Young Naturalists

JUVENILE NONFICTION

144 Pages, 11 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

ISBN 9781556525681

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Aug 2005)

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From butterflies and beetles to crickets and katydids, these experiments, art projects, and games will bring out the entomologist in every kid. Activities include collecting and sketching insects, making a terrarium for observation, raising mealworms, using math to measure bug strength, gardening to attract butterflies and other insects, and making an insect amplifier. A unique insect board game helps kids learn fascinating bug facts while they play. Sidebars offer a look into the world of professional entomology, as well as gross facts about insects that will provide great playground trivia, including the USDA's guidelines for allowable insect parts per cup of food. Kids will learn that science is not just something to read about, but something they can observe and study in the world around them.

Reviews

"Includes many recurring features that readers will enjoy." —NSTA

"Delightful....Connects kids directly to hands-on experience with wild things—exactly what we need more of!"  —Jim Pease. PhD, Extension Wildlife Specialist, Natural Resource Ecology and Management Department, Iowa State University

"An enticing array of experiments and activities that connect insects and their relatives to the everyday experiences of people." —May Berenbaum, Ph.D., head of the department of entomology, University of Illinois

"Students and teachers alike...walk away with important knowledge under their belts."  —Library Media Connection

"Anyone interested in insects will enjoy this captivating book." —Green Teacher

"Fun and informative." —Connect

Author Biography

Cindy Blobaum has designed science-based programs and teacher workshops for nature organizations throughout the United States. She is currently working with the Iowa Department of Education to design and implement curriculum-related enrichment programs for grades K–12. She is the author of Geology Rocks and a contributor to Highlights, Hopscotch for Girls, and Plays magazines.

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