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Rock Bugs | CMSMatHome

Rock Bugs | CMSMatHome

 

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Did you know bugs are important to our ecosystems? They pollinate, protect biodiversity, eat bad things, and are a food for others. Today, we’ll create imaginary or realistic rock bugs and decorate our gardens or planter boxes.

Search for smooth rocks in different sizes, wash them, and allow for them to dry. Use acrylic paint to paint your bugs, then dry them overnight. Ask for help from an adult to get some polyurethane finish sprayed over your rock bugs. Once they dry, place them in fun spots in your garden, or your potted plans outdoors or indoors.

Further Your Learning

The study of insects is called entomology.

  • Research how many legs and body parts an insect has. Do they have antennas?
  • How many different kinds of insects are there in the world? What about the United States? Minnesota?
  • How large is the biggest bug in the world?
  • How do bugs use color as camouflage or protection?

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