Reflection: Checks for Understanding Parts of an Insect - Section 1: Introduction


Teaching students a song, rhyme, saying, or whatever you can think of to make the learning fun can entice students to practice using new vocabulary words!

I first heard this song a few years ago at a kindergarten summer program.  When I got online to find the lyrics and possibly a video to show me the movements, I was surprised to see that there are many, many different versions of it.

Overall, the song is based on the popular "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" yet substitutes the parts of an insect.  Students have such a great time learning the song and practice pronouncing the insect vocabulary over and over again.

I like using this song to make sure that my students are able to label the parts of an insect and comparing them to their own body helps them relate the human body parts to those of the insect.


  Checks for Understanding: Song
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Parts of an Insect

Unit 7: Insects
Lesson 2 of 8

Objective: Students will be be able to identify the parts of an insect by labeling a diagram and comparing them to their own body parts.

Big Idea: Insects are characterized by having three distinct body parts and 6 legs.

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Science, Science Skills, science journals, insects, insects
  30 minutes
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