A Bug's Life

The Arboretum is the perfect natural classroom for introducing students to the incredible world of insects and their fascinating physical characteristics, special senses and lifecycles. Students will learn, what is an insect, its anatomy and function, life cycle, social structure and communication. Students will visit our Arboretum residents, the honeybees. A planting project is included.

Program length: 1 – 1½ hours

This program emphasizes the following Next Generation Science Standards:

ESS2.A: Earth materials and systems
LS1.A: Structure and function
LS1.B: Growth and development of organisms
LS1.C: Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
LS1.D: Information Processing
LS2.A: Interdependent relationships in ecosystems
LS2.B: Cycles of matter and energy transfer in ecosystems
LS2.C: Ecosystem dynamics, functioning, and resilience
LS2.D: Social interactions and group behavior
LS3.A: Inheritance of traits
LS3.B: Variation of traits
LS4.B: Natural selection
LS4.D: Biodiversity and humans