Bess Beetle Observation

As we finish up our Class Insecta unit, students start collecting photos and video of our Bess beetles. These class pets are an excellent insect to work with; their shiny exoskeleton, serrated mandibles, and mild nature make them wonderful specimens. Using their ipad, students had to focus on a list of 8 physical and behavioral characteristics of the beetle. Their ability to use the zoom feature gave them a unique view of detailed parts such as the sensory hairs, jointed antenna, and compound eyes. They will create an informative video which features these physical characteristics!

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