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Brownies receive their bug badge! April 30, 2013

Posted by bsciencecenter in Burlington Community, Science Center.
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The Science Center often shares their love of science with the Scouts of America.  Ms. Pavlicek was recently asked to help out Brownie Troop #85006 at the Francis Wyman School.  The troop consisted of 12 second graders, who were interested in receiving their  next badge on bugs!

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Ms. Pavlicek went over the basic characteristics of insects, introduced different types of insects, and how these animals can be beneficial and/or harmful to the environment.  Ms. Pavlicek feels passionate about making students comfortable with all types of animal life, including bugs!

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She also brought 3 kinds of insects for the students to explore and handle.  Crickets, mealworms/beetles and cockroaches!

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Students also learned how some insects go through complete metamorphosis (change) and how others simply molt and grow (incomplete metamorphosis).

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It was a fun filled afternoon for all!

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