Catching Bugs: 5 Science Projects from Outdoor Science Lab for Kids
- by KitchenPantryScientist
Our planet is buzzing with life, and over 90% of all the animals on Earth are invertebrates, including worms, insects and arachnids. From Earthworms to sow bugs and butterflies, your neighborhood is teeming with amazing creatures.
Below are five science projects from my book Outdoor Science Lab for Kids ! Click on the experiments below for instructions, or order your copy (wherever books are sold) to find step-by-step instructions, how-to photos, science explanations and more outdoor science experiments!
1.Find some Monarch eggs or caterpillars to raise into butterflies!
2. Make a pit trap to discover which invertebrates are living in your neck of the woods.
3. Assemble a homemade sweep net from wire and a pillowcase to capture insects and arthropods.
4. Use mustard powder dissolved in water to bring Earthworms wriggling out of the dirt so that you can study them.
5. Make a bug house to discover what environment isopods (pill bugs and sow bugs) prefer.
What did you discover?