Are you planning a science unit study about insects? Turn a lesson about insect anatomy it into a memorable learning activity by using LEGO bricks to build and label all the different parts that make up insects! Combine this with a LEGO Bug Hotel and LEGO Ant Life Cycle for a fun, hands-on science unit about insects!
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LEGO Insect Anatomy
Building and labeling an insect with LEGO is a great hands-on activity to add to a science unit about insects. This is an open-ended LEGO activity which requires creativity and many bricks! Children shouldn’t be limited to the bricks shown in these pictures as insects come in many different shapes, sizes and colors. Just make do with what you have! Learning will take place anyway! ?
- 32×32 baseplate
- Black or brown bricks in variety of shapes and sizes (including 1×2 bricks, 1×4 bricks, 2×4 bricks, 2×3 bricks, 2×8 bricks, 1×2 slope bricks, 1×3 slope bricks)
- Extra bricks for labels
- Printable labels
- Clear tape
How to Facilitate Learning with LEGO:
- Print, cut out, and tape insect anatomy labels to extra bricks.
- Read about insect anatomy in a book or on the internet.
- Using the bricks listed above, have child(ren) build an insect on the baseplate.
- Then label the parts of the insect body using correct terms.
Are you interested in more learning with LEGO® ideas?
Check out our new book The Unofficial Guide to Learning with LEGO®! In it are over 100 hands-on learning activities from literacy to S.T.E.A.M. using LEGO® bricks!
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