Insects Throughout Time

Age: 9-12
Topics: This unit is comprised of a series of activities to have children discover the presence and importance of insects throughout history.

Background Information: Discover the use of maggots in World War II and in modern day medicine. Understand the role of 17-year Cicadas. The transaction of Bubonic Plague was facilitated by the presence of fleas. Understand how cockroaches have adapted over time. Know how do scientists know insects were present in prehistoric times. (Amber and impression fossils.)

Assessment: The children should write down something they have learned during the day.


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