SCHOOL: McGee’s Crossroads
GRADE LEVEL: 2nd
PROGRAM: Circle of Life
INSTRUCTOR: Scientist Heather
DATE: Monday, November 25, 2013
TEACHER(S) NAME: Ms. Underwood, Ms. Hughes, Ms. Sharpe, Ms. Storm, Ms. Shatto, Ms. Scholz
Scientist Heather’s Experience:
The second graders at McGee’s Crossroads Elementary School spent Monday and Tuesday learning all about bugs! I was impressed by everything the students already knew! There might just be a few future Entomologists in this group of students! We learned how to tell the difference between insects, arachnids, myriapods and annelids before seeing them up close. Students loved being able to touch Madagascar hissing cockroaches and digging in the dirt to find millipedes, beetles, roly polys and all kinds of other critters. We also got to look at a living life cycle up close and see insect larvae, pupae, and adults. Karma, our chameleon, even made an appearance when we talked about how important insects are in the food chain.
We ended the program with what looked like a container full of water, only to stick our hands in and find out it was actually full of clear, synthetic frog eggs! I hope your child, brother or sister didn’t scare you too badly when they convinced you to stick your fingers in the cup of plain, boring “water” that they took home with them!
Thank you, Mcgee’s Crossroads Second Graders, for a great start to the week! Happy Thanksgiving!