Sunday, November 11, 2012

1st Grade Insect Diagrams

After our "Roberto the Insect Architect" project on architecture and blueprints, I had my first graders make "Roberto" himself. We discussed the word "illustration" and looked at several illustrations of insects. Then we looked at a diagram of an insect. In our idea books, we wrote about illustration and drew a bug (with all it's parts). Then we labeled it to create a diagram.

A helpful illustration...

We painted the bugs with tempera cakes...

What would the world be like if bugs were gigantic?
 This lesson is inspired by NPR's "EarthSky" that I heard one morning about super huge prehistoric's the link:

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