Bugs for Kids (Little Learning Labs)
20+ Family-Friendly Activities for Exploring the Amazing World of Beetles, Butterflies, Spiders, and Other Arthropods
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Bugs for Kids (Little Learning Labs) is an engaging, scientifically accurate, and fun activity book that explores the exciting world of bugs.
Bugs for Kids (Little Learning Labs) presents 20+ fun and informative activities that celebrate all things beautiful, creepy, and crawly. Prepare to cozy up with spiders, centipedes, butterflies, and bees, to name just a few! In Bugs for Kids (Little Learning Labs), Mississippi State University associate professor, extension entomologist (bug expert), and educator John W. Guyton shares his knowledge and excitement about the world of bugs. Discover experiments, hunt-and-catch and citizen science initiatives, and arts and crafts projects that teach about bugs physical characteristics and behavior, and how they affect agriculture, health, and water quality. You'll also find helpful tips on how to safely handle common insects, and how to easily identify bugs that shouldn't be held, pet, or touched. The popular Little Learning Labs series (based on the larger format Lab for Kids series) features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, geology, and math-all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Little Learning Labs.
John W. Guyton, EdD, is an associate professor and an extension entomologist at Mississippi State University. He is also the director of Arthropod Adventures, the oldest bug and plant camp in the world, the Mississippi State University Arthropod Zoo, Mississippi's BugFest, and Mississippi State Universitys 4-H Entomology program. Guyton is also the Immediate Past Chair for the Education & Outreach Committee of the Entomological Society of America. He lives in Starkville, Mississippi.
Children’s & educational
7 - 10
Children's, Teenage & educational