Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer Science: Our Insect Display - Part 2

Welcome back for part 2 of our Insect Display!

After our dead insects spent a day or two in their jars, we took them out to see how well the relaxer worked.  Some of the insects were too dry because they were dead too long before they were put in the jar.  The newly expired insects where much easier to manipulate for study.

What you need for the display: 
  • A shoe box
  • A piece of foam
  • Straight pins 
It is best to pin insects in the thorax, just to the right of the center.

As you can see, the girls had a great time pinning insects.

They are still collecting more fallen insects to add to their collection! 

1 comment:

  1. I love how our girls can be princesses...with dead bug collections. My six year old is definitely girly, but she LOVES bugs. We only keep the dead ones, though. We haven't had the heart to kill ones we catch yet...unless they are spiders and are trespassing in the house. Then SMOOOOSH! I like your display. One of our summer projects is to organize our dead bugs, rocks, and fossils. You have inspired me! Thanks! You can visit us at


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