You may think bugs are gross, but they have important jobs to do! Learn all about them as you train to be a bug guidance counselor. Through live bugs and biofacts, we’ll meet with four career representatives. Career representatives are bugs that represent the different (but equally important) jobs that bugs do in their ecosystems: pollinator, decomposer, predator, and food source. They’ll tell us all about what it takes to work in their field. Then we’ll review the resumes of other buggy hopefuls, learning about their skills so that we can help sort them into their jobs. This play-along sorting game is great for kids grade 2-6 (age 7-11), fans of creepy-crawlies, or anyone who enjoys taking a closer look at the very small natural world all around us.
Topics Covered: Animal Adaptations, Ecosystem Roles, Decomposers, Pollinators, Predator, Prey
Recommended Ages: 7-11
Possible Core Standards Tie-in: K.2.4 (survival solutions), K.2.3 (Living things change their surroundings to survive) 2.2.2 (structure and function of adaptations for survival), 2.2.3 (animals as pollinators and seed dispersers), 4.1.1 (structures support survival), 5.3.3 (Food chains and energy flow), 6.4.3 (modeling energy flow)