Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Hands On Crafts for Kids 12: Living Things (cc)

The focus of this series is "living things." We learn about animals and plants that share our environment while creating great projects, which have been divided into the same classifications used by scientists. With animals we look to see whether or not they have a backbone; then we look at other characteristics like Click for more

8. Animals - Invertebrates: Arthropods - Insects (cc)

08. Animals - Invertebrates: Arthropods - Insects (cc)

Our next classification of animals is insects. These are invertebrates, which mean they do not have a backbone, but they are arthropods, which mean they have a hard exoskeleton or tough coating on the outside of their body. Their body has 3 parts: the head, thorax and abdomen. Insects have 3 pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes and 2 antennae or feelers and also one or two pairs of wings. Insects are cold blooded and many have a life cycle called metamorphosis. Some insects that you might have seen are: crickets, wasps, bees, grasshoppers, beetles, moths, and flies, but there are thousands more. Our first project is a clay dragonfly with great iridescent wings. Then we make a personal mouse pad by creating your own butterfly stamps. Next, it's a giant Styrofoam ant. And last, we have a cute bumblebee made from felt. 2010/CC Closed-Captioned PIA 30 min.

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