In this presentation, students meet live invertebrates from environments around the globe, hear about their characteristics, where and how they live, and why they are important in our world.
In group activities, students work together to examine models and specimens, and observe live animals to identify arthropod characteristics and sort creatures into their major groups.
Incredible Invertebrate Adaptations
Using science process skills, live animals, specimens, and media, students investigate invertebrates and their incredible—and sometimes unbelievable—physical and behavioral adaptations.
Using live animals, media, and critical thinking, students uncover connections like predators, prey, decomposers, symbiosis, and more – all within an animal’s habitat.
Bugs for dinner?! This program reveals how common bug-eating really is in our own lives and in other cultures around the world and includes an opportunity to meet live animals, and—if you dare—even taste-test a bug! Bone(less) appétit!
Using media, specimens, and science process skills, students discover the ways invertebrates and flowers are intricately connected and how their interaction makes possible much of the food we eat!
Student scientists explore adaptations and analyze real data to understand the critical ecological relationships of key aquatic invertebrates and the effects of changes in their environments.