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Using various bugs, like millipedes and cockroaches, Karla discusses their behavior and characteristics. Children touch and hold a rose-haired tarantula and an emperor scorpion, and they also learn about predators of “creepy critters,” such as frogs.

Run Time: 32 Minutes

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Lessons and Materials

Using “creepy critters” as helpers, wildlife instructor, Karla Majewski, instructs her young audience about bugs, spiders, and other small creatures, like millipedes and centipedes. Children touch and hold a spider and a scorpion. They learn that scorpions have very strong pincers but that most scorpions are harmless to humans. After close contact with bugs often considered unpleasant, such as hissing cockroaches, the children feel less dislike of these creatures. Finally, Karla does not forget the role played by predators of bugs, spiders, and other “creepy critters” – predators such as frogs.

Lesson 1: Millipedes and Centipedes
Lesson 2: Spiders
Lesson 3: Scorpions
Lesson 4: Hissing Cockroaches
Lesson 5: Frogs

The Animal Safari Series

This series was designed to acquaint young people with the characteristics, behaviors, and habitats of many diverse animals. In most of the programs, members of the audience are invited to touch, hold, and gently interact with the animals. Recommended by Booklist “for young animal enthusiasts and classroom audiences,” the series emphasizes respect for the animals and their habitats.

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