Outdoor Hour Challenge – Cockroach

Outdoor Hour Challenge Insect Study Cockroach @handbookofnaturestudy

Outdoor Hour Challenge
Insect Study – Cockroach

Inside Preparation Work:

  • Read pages 350-351 (Lesson #83) in the Handbook of Nature Study.
  • This is a helpful page that you can read with your children and download any of the pdf identification cards you desire to include in your nature journal: Cockroaches.
  • Advanced study: Here is a National Geographic video about the cockroach.  Just be warned it may be hard for some people to watch. I suggest previewing this video!

Outdoor Hour Time:

  • Go on an insect hunt! Look for any insect to observe and compare to a cockroach.
  • Observation Ideas: Look at the shape and size of your insect. Look at the antennae. Look at the eyes. Look at the wings.

Follow-Up Activity:

  • If you had a cockroach to observe, use the lesson observation suggestions from the Handbook of Nature Study to create a nature journal page.
  • Advanced study: Research incomplete metamorphosis. Create a nature journal page that records your findings.
  • Advanced study: Research the insect order blattodea. Pick two insects in this order and compare them in your nature journal. There is a notebook page in the ebook for recording your data.


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