What is insect?

Can you find an insect?

What you can learn from this activity: Think about what kind of living thing the insect is. Understand characteristics of insect by looking at differences from human body. Know the insect is the group of animals who have been evolved to another branch of the genealogical tree from vertibrates. Think about why insects are adapted to varieties of places and why insects have many species. Learn how to identify insects in a simple way, and then categorize caught insects.

When and where to do: Any time. Field and class room.


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

Equipment by coordinator:

@Color Pencil @Program Leaflet
@Guide Board @questionnaire
@Guide Book of Butterfly @Flyer
@First aid box @

Procedure: 1. Quiz about insects. What are differences from you? 2. Insects are the animals who have evoked another direction from us, Human-beings. 3. Learn identifications of insects. 4. Let's go out for catching insects, and then do identifications. 5. Reflection.

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Pictures of the activity :

At Inamino Mizubenosato Park on July 9th, '06.F


What kind of animal is insect? A bit different from you, but looks cool!


Let's find insects!


Oh, so many!


What did you get? Let's categorize them!

Some preparation of the tent used in Aug.

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