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Let's walk like an insect!

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What you can learn from this activity: Understand one of functions that antennae of insects have by making a headband. Before making an actual model, you go out and look at how antennae of many kinds of insects look like. After making the headband, you wear it and experience the function of anntenae.

When and where to do: Anywhere and anytime

Materials:

Prepared by participants: scissors, color pencil, magnifying lens, water bottle, insect net, insect basket

Equipment by coordinator: leaflet, questionnaire, first aid box, materials for model, corrugated containers, adhesive tapes

Procedure: 1. Introduction of insect antennae. 2. Go out for finding many kinds of antennae. 3. Make a headband. 4. Make a maze with corrugated containers. 5. Have a competition to see how you can come out from the maze quickly. 6. Presentation of competition results. 7. Wrap-up.

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Pictures of the activity :

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You all become insects today. You are going to experience a function of antennae.

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Let's go out for finding insects, and see how their antennae look like.

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This one has long antennae.

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What about this?

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Now we make the headband.

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Make a band with paper board.

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Add antennae and eyes.

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It looks different depending on positions of eyes.

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How do I look?

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Everyone can walk very first.

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You don't even touch anything with the antennae.

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How do we look?

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