Bugs Alive!

Level 3, 4
Copy & Change
By hearing from real Victorian scientists, and replicating some of the techniques they use in the field, you will learn about what lives in the surrounding environment, how you might begin to classify what you find, and learn more about a few key species, and what defines them.

Ideas for using this resource

  • Listen to Ken and learn to how he identifies, handles and talks about insects
  • Scan your schoolyard: Using the Field Guide to Victorian Fauna, carefully see what you can find and identify in your own backyard.

Take a closer look at stick insects:

  • Learn about what types of stick insects are in Australia
  • look closer at their life cycle
  • Consider keeping some in class to observe their habits and lifecycle.

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