Bugs, bugs, bugs!
- Museum Staff-led
Terms 2-4, Mon–Fri
10am, 11.30am & 1pm
- 30 mins
- Year level
- Years K-2
- Maximum student numbers
- Maximum 30 students
- $9 per student plus education service fee
- Booking information
- Bookings (03) 8341 7767
In the hands-on Bugs, Bugs, Bugs program, students examine the external features of real insects, spiders and other arthropods, using a hand lens to sort and classify them scientifically and learn about classification. Students will also learn how museum scientists look after the insect collection.
Students will engage with science inquiry skills and become ‘scientists’ when they observe specimens to make predictions about what is a bug, what is an insect and how is a spider different to an insect.
This interactive 30-minute program is recommended as an introduction for groups from Kinder, Foundation, and Level 1 and 2 before visiting the Bugs Alive! exhibition.
We recommend an additional 30 minutes for exhibition viewing time.
- Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met
- Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves
Science Inquiry Skills:
- Participate in guided investigations, including making observations and using the senses
- Compare observations and predictions with those of others