We’ve got a challenge for you! We’ve looked through our natural history collections and found some very cool insect specimens. But here’s the twist, we’re only going to show you close-up photos of the specimen. Click here to try our mystery insect quiz!
Then, keep exploring with the activities below!
Have you ever watched an insect as it moves? What did you notice about it? You may have noticed that having six legs really helps provide extra stability! Let’s explore insect locomotion in today’s handout. Don’t forget, you can continue exploring cockroaches in this classic Curious By Nature episode.
Join entomologist Allen and educator Nicole for our Bugs Up Close workshop on Saturday, November 21! Using a special magnifying lens, we’ll observe different features of insect specimens that we couldn’t see with just our eyes. These Curious By Nature LIVE workshops are free for members, and just $5 for non-members. Click here to register your young scientist!
Want to keep exploring crawly critters? Click here to explore our latest Wonder Workbook and discover insects, worms, and more! Plus, catch up on all of our past installments here.
We’re joining the Chicago Foundation for Education this Wednesday, November 18, for their next Community Chat. Whether you’re teaching in-person, virtually, or with a hybrid model, you’ll learn how to use our museum resources to create experiences that inspire curiosity, deepen learning for all audiences, and build personal connections to urban nature topics! Click here to register for free.