A tiny orange and brown peacock spider sitting on the tip of a lead pencil

What is a bug?

Term 1, Virtual program
9.30am, 11am & 1pm
30–40 minutes
Year level
Year K
Virtual Program
$90 per 30 students + booking fee
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How are bugs different to other animals? Become an entomologist and learn to identify different groups of bugs. Find out some of the amazing things bugs can do!

Did you know that the museum has a huge collection of bugs? In this session children will be introduced to the job of an entomologist and learn how to identify different groups of bugs by looking for similarities. With song, stories, and games we explore the amazing things bugs can do and the important role they play in the environment.

This live program has been developed for early learners and based on the museum’s kindergarten incursion program. Program runs for 30-40 minutes including question time.

What do you need to participate?

If you plan to have children attending kindergarten in a group setting, ideally you will need to have access to a large TV, smart TV, or data projector that can be connected to a device with the internet so that you can join via Zoom. A laptop or iPad screen will be too small to view the presentation as a group.

Can children join from home if they aren’t attending kindergarten in person?

Yes! Our virtual learning programs at Museum Victoria are run via Zoom. It’s free and easy to use.

We will send out a link to join the program to the teacher and the teacher can pass this onto the relevant parents to help the children join from home on any computer or device with internet access. It’s great if it also has a web cam and mic but that's not necessary.

Generally, we recommend a parent be within earshot if the children require help during the program.

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Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework

Outcome Evidence marker
Children have a strong sense of identity Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency
Children are connected with, and contribute to, their world Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment
Children are confident and involved learners Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
Children are confident and involved learners Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating.
Children are confident and involved learners Children transfer and adapt what they have learnt from one context to another

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