Bug Pooter

Create a pooter, or “bug vac” to gently collect and study small creepy crawlies.

Grades Covered: Pre through 10
Subject Covered: Life Science

Curriculum topics:
  • Arthropods
  • Observation
  • Classification
  • Insects
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Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

  • Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.||Next Generation Science Standards||Kindergarten||Life Science||From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

  • Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.||Next Generation Science Standards||Grade 3||Life Science||Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
  • Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. ||Next Generation Science Standards||Grade 4||Life Science||From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
  • Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, & the environment. [Emphasis: the idea that matter that is not food (air, water, decomposed materials in soil) is changed by plants into matter that is food.]||Next Generation Science Standards||Grade 5||Life Science||Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics