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Bug Safari

Age 3-Adult

In this presentation, guests meet invertebrates from environments around the globe, hear about their characteristics, where and how they live, and why they are important in our world.


Curriculum Standards Supported: 

Colorado Science Standards 

SC20-GR.MS-S.2-GLE.5 A Organisms and populations of organisms are dependent on their environmental interactions both with other living things and with nonliving 

SC20-GR.4-S.2-GLE.1 Organisms have both internal and external structures that serve various functions 

SC20-GR.3-S.2-GLE.4 Some living organisms resemble organisms that once lived on Earth 

SC20-GR.3-S.2-GLE.3 Different organisms vary in how they look and function because they have different inherited information; the environment also affects the traits that an organism develops 

SC20-GR.2-S.2-GLE.2 A range of different organisms lives in different places

SC20-GR.1-S.2-GLE.1 All organisms have external parts that they use to perform daily functions 

SC20-GR.K-S.2-GLE.1 To live and grow, animals obtain food they need from plants or other animals, and plants need water and light 

Next Generation Science Standards 

K-ESS3-1 Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals and the places they live 

1-LS1-1 Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and /or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow and meet their needs    

2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats 

3-LS4-4 Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change   

4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior and reproduction 

5-LS2-1 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment 

MS-LS2-5 Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services