The Science Time trunk is hopping with crickets, packed in soda bottle observation jars and ready for tomorrow. The children will get to observe these members of the orthoptera family and learn what makes them different their cousins the grasshoppers. We will talk about habitats and habits of crickets, look at pictures of the giant weta from New Zeland and make a model of a cricket to take home. No live bugs will be sent home with the children. Honest. Cross our hearts.
Hopefully I have enough fun Orthoptera information and buggy activities to override the effects of a rainy day and indoor recess.