Catch a Wave: How Waves Are Formed

Although many people think that waves originate from inside the water, the water doesn’t actually move with the waves. Instead, waves are formed by “wind friction,” i.e., wind energy moving across the water’s surface.  In this lesson, youth take part in several activities to see how waves are formed and why some waves are bigger […]

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Dabbler or Diver?

Did you know that ducks are grouped by dabblers or divers? This activity shares what those differences are and how to observe these ducks in their environment. This activity is in a game show format that youth will find very interesting. Keywords: birds, characteristics, identification, shooting sports Details Publication Number: ACTpa037Category: Natural ResourcesSub-Category: Exploring EnvironmentType: […]

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Duck Wing ID – Dabblers

This activity explores Dabbling Ducks. These ducks have colored wing patches that help make the duck easy to identify. Using a jigsaw puzzle method- youth will learn how to identify these ducks with the aid of a Duck ID Fact Sheet. Keywords: birds, characteristics, identification, shooting sports, speculum Details Publication Number: ACTpa038Category: Natural ResourcesSub-Category: Exploring […]

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Going Buggy: 4-H Project Box Contents

This list contains the lesson plans and materials to complete the five entomology activities in the “Going Buggy” 4-H Afterschool series. (3 pages, 131 KB) Keywords – entomology, projects, bugs Details Publication Number: ACTas020boxCategory: Natural ResourcesSub-Category: EntomologyType: Activity PlanAudience: Volunteer Links “Going Buggy” 4-H Project Box Contents (131 KB)“Going Buggy” 4-H Project Box Contents (207 […]

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Going Buggy: Bug Walk

4-H Afterschool entomology activity where youth learn that many insects walk by using their legs to create “alternating triangles.” Includes observing insect specimens with scopes and performing a “bug walk.” Can be enhanced or simplified to fit most age groups. (2 pages, 87 KB) Keywords- observation, bugs, learning to learn Details Publication Number: ACTas026Category: Natural […]

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Going Buggy: Evaluation

Instrument to evaluate the “Going Buggy . . . With Insects” series of 4-H Afterschool entomology activities. (3 pages, 72 KB) Keywords- evaluation, bugs, learning to learn Details Publication Number: ACTas021Category: Natural ResourcesSub-Category: EntomologyType: Evaluation ToolAudience: Volunteer Links Going Buggy: Evaluation

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Going Buggy: Hungry as a Caterpillar

4-H Afterschool entomology activity where youth learn that insects grow and develop as do all living things. Includes a feeding hike to see what caterpillars and other insects eat. Can be enhanced or simplified to fit most age groups. (2 pages, 92 KB) Keywords- learning to lear, metamorphisis, “The Very Hungry Catepillar” Details Publication Number: […]

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Going Buggy: I Spy, Describing Insects

4-H Afterschool entomology activity where youth identify physical and behavioral characteristics of insects. Includes building a cricket house and observing crickets. Can be enhanced or simplified to fit most age groups. (2 pages, 76 KB) Keywords- bugs, crickets Details Publication Number: ACTas023Category: Natural ResourcesSub-Category: EntomologyType: Activity PlanAudience: Volunteer Links Going Buggy: I Spy, Describing Insects

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Going Buggy: Lupine and Butterflies

4-H Afterschool entomology activity where youth are introduced to the concept that living things grow and develop. Includes studying the life cycle of a butterfly and creating a butterfly. Can be enhanced or simplified to fit most age groups. (2 pages, 118 KB) Keywords- cocoon, bugs, Karner Blue, “Miss Rumphius” Details Publication Number: ACTas024Category: Natural […]

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Going Buggy: Overview

Overview of a series of 4-H Afterschool entomology activities on “Going Buggy . . . With Insects,” including building a bug, taking a feeding hike, and doing a bug walk. (2 pages, 71 KB) Keywords- evaluation, bugs Details Publication Number: ACTas020Category: Natural ResourcesSub-Category: EntomologyType: OverviewAudience: Volunteer Links Going Buggy: Overview

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