Brownies receive their bug badge! April 30, 2013Posted by bsciencecenter in Burlington Community, Science Center.
Tags: community, insects
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!
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!
She also brought 3 kinds of insects for the students to explore and handle. Crickets, mealworms/beetles and cockroaches!
Students also learned how some insects go through complete metamorphosis (change) and how others simply molt and grow (incomplete metamorphosis).
It was a fun filled afternoon for all!