News — Insects
Kids love getting outside and observing nature in action
Insects KindergartenScience LifeScience Spring Summer
This free bug book printable is a wonderful way to keep track of what they see and learn. Just like our other kids’ science activities, this bug activity is a quick prep, engaging afternoon project. Getting Ready Assembling the free bug book was quick and easy! I printed the pages on regular copy paper (HERE) and grabbed a pencil, crayons, clipboard and stapler. Bug Book Activity To begin the bug book activity, my students cut around the pages, being careful not to cut off the tabs. They colored each tab a different color. We clipped the pages to a clipboard and...
French designer Marlène Huissoud asks humans to "Please Stand By" with her first chairs, which are designed to be refuges for insects.
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Called Please Stand By, the project comprises a series of chairs, or "hotels", for pollinators such as solitary bees, wasps and butterflies. Each sculptural object has been made from a combination of nature-friendly materials such as unfired clay, natural binders and wood, and is perforated with holes that measure five to 10 centimetres deep to host the insects. According to the designer, a recent global scientific review of insect populations showed that more than 40 per cent of insect species are declining, a third are endangered, and the total mass of insects is declining by 2.5 per cent each year....