Last Thursday, we headed out to F.L. Schlagle Library in Kansas City, KS. In the fall, we had an expensive insect unit in science. As Spring comes back to Kansas, the insects are coming back as well! At the library, students were given nets and insect boxes to check out their catches. We looked up the insects that were caught and then let them go.
We reviewed what makes an insect an insect (six legs, three body parts, etc.). Then, the students got to look at some insects under glass and microscopes.
After we spent the morning focusing on science, we had a picnic lunch at a park shelter. The students did a quick measurement activity and then it was PLAYTIME!! That was the highlight of the day for the students, of course.