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    In this webinar, join Greta Dromgool as she introduces Tom Saunders and Chrissie Painting – two of Aotearoa’s amazing entomologists. Delve into the fascinating world of insects and the important learning that can happen if we include them in our classrooms and educational settings.

    Students are naturally curious about the world around them and insects offer stimulating material with which teachers can feed that curiosity and grow their students' science knowledge and capabilities.

    From observation and classification to life cycles, adaptations and social scientific issues, insects offer it all. Join us to discover engaging resources to support your science teaching.

    This session is valuable for both primary and secondary school teachers.

    Thank you very much. That was very interesting. Looking forward to the next webinar

    Participant

    You can download the video and slideshow presentation.

    We encourage you to join our discussion about insects by registering in our online forum on Slack. In this forum we discuss ideas and share resources.

    Index

    Topic

    Slideshow

    number(s )

    Video timecode

    Introducing the Science Learning Hub and presenters

    1–7

    00:00

    Index

    2

    00:23

    Weird and wonderful insects

    8

    02:50

    What is an insect?

    9–12

    07:10

    Insect senses

    13–14

    12:05

    Life cycles

    15–16

    17:20

    Why learn about insects?

    17–18

    22:12

    Biodiversity

    19–20

    23:27

    The roles of insects

    21–24

    27:01

    Getting hands-on

    25–28

    35:56

    Insects and other learning areas

    29–33

    39:23

    SLH links, keep in touch and thanks

    34–36

    40:56

    Related content

    These Buzz in the Garden activities support students to get outside and observe insects.

    Check out these resources that unpack how teachers might use the Super Insect cards as a springboard for further exploration and learning.

    Discover more of our resources on insects or explore the range of content under our invertebrates topic.

    Useful links

    Useful sites for insect identification include Manaaki Whenua's What’s this bug? and iNaturalist NZ.

    Dr Chrissie Painting also shared a link to this citizen science project run through Victoria University. You can find out how to join here.

    Acknowledgement

    The Science Learning Hub would like to thank Dr Chrissie Painting and Tom Saunders.

      Published 16 November 2020 Referencing Hub articles