Cicadas? What cicadas? The children have never heard of these fascinating critters! We found some exoskeletons on the playground and that sparked a whole new little mini study! We found many of the cicada stuck to the trees on the playground. We then were looking on the ground and found a body of one and many beautiful wings. The children were in awe of the wings and loved counting the exoskeleton! We even found one on Miss Mindy's shoe when we got back from our walk! When we returned to the classroom we used the Smart-board to find out how the exoskeleton happens and the noise they make! It was interesting to find out that some people eat them!
Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards
Scientific Thinking and Technology: Exploring, Scientific Inquiry, and Discovery
A.Living and Non-living Organisms
1. Common characteristics of life
Recognize the difference between living and non-living things.