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What's That Bug?

What's That Bug?

1st-5th Grade

This class empowers your students to become true invertebrate explorers! Our hands-on course ignites young scientists’ curiosity as they sharpen their observational skills and harness valuable resources to identify live invertebrates. Watch your students take on the role of bug detectives, unraveling the secrets of classification. Sign up now to unlock their passion for science and let them embark on a thrilling journey of discovery!

Curriculum Standards Supported 

Colorado Science Standards    

  • 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.  
  • SC20-GR.1-S.2-GLE.1 All organisms have external parts that they use to perform daily functions.  
  • SC20-GR.2-S.2-GLE.2 A range of different organisms lives in different places.  
  • 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.3-S.2-GLE.4 Some living organisms resemble organisms that once lived on Earth  
  • SC20-GR.4-S.2-GLE.1 Organisms have both internal and external structures that serve various functions  
  • SC20-GR.MS-S.2-GLE.5 Organisms and populations of organisms are dependent on their environmental interactions both with other living things and with nonliving 

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-LS2-2 Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.  
  •  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.  
  • 4-LS1-2 Use a model to describe that an animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.  
  • 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.