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Let's enjoy Cricket Fishing!

Who is going to be the first person?

What you can learn from this activity:

Life of cricket in the field: Look for crickets in the park. Think about where they live and how you can catch them well.

Observation of body of cricket: Look closely at its head, wing, cercus (a pair of appendages at the end of abdomen), ovipositor (tubular organ used for laying eggs).

Bahavior of cricket: Observe walking behavior of cricket by cricket fishing.

When and where to do: Autumn. Field and class room.

Procedure:

1. What is cricket? You will become a doctor of cricket after you answer Cricket Quiz.

2. Let's go out and catch crikets.

3. Look closely at body of cricket.

4. Let's make a tool to fish (catch) crikets.

5. Let's enjoy cricket fishing! How can you fish them well?

6. Let's draw a picture or write about the most interesting finding for you today.

7. Reflection.

Materials:

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

Equipment by coordinator:

Leaflet

Questionnaire

Desk

Scale

Flyer

Paper Board

Guide Boards

First Aid Box

Scissors

Double side adhesive tape

String

Aquarium

Bomboo stick

Sprayer

Brush

Soil @ @

SafetyF@First-aid Box, Checking of any dangers of trails and animals/plants.

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Pictures of the activity :

At Inamino Mizubenosato Park on Oct 14th, '07F

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When we went out, there were so many crickets in the field!

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First looked at body of criket. Then, we make tools of fishing.

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Let's see how we go!

Group picture with the fishing tools

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An addtion - Went to Yam Potato digging at Kusatani, Inami-cho in the afternoon.

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Let's see how many you get. Am I like Totoro?

Event version of Cricket Fishing

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