Budding Entomologists

Students in grades K-4 had the opportunity to learn about the "Alien Empire" of insects on our planet.  CU Discovery visited Longmont Estates on our November late start morning.  Stations were set up in the STEM Lab for students to have hands-on experiences.  They learned about the differences between insects and spiders, discussing the six vs. eight legged creatures.  They also explored what an entomologist does as they got up close and personal with insect samples preserved in resin blocks.  A fun take-away was a candle they made from beeswax at the station where they learned about insects that can be helpful, and those that can be harmful.  Next month we'll dive into the ocean--the only place where insects don't live-- to learn about marine biology.