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    In this activity, students use the web resource ‘What is this bug?’ from Landcare Research to identify an insect. This easy-to-use web page allows students to learn more about insects.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • navigate around the Landcare Research ‘What is this bug’ site to identify various insects
    • gain confidence in their observation skills as they describe an insect’s identifiable features
    • better appreciate the variety of insects in their local area.

    Download the Word file for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • extension ideas.
      Published 30 April 2009, Updated 13 December 2011 Referencing Hub articles