Insect Excavation Kit
Are you learning about insects in Science? This kit will be one that your little learners will talk about for days!
Let your learners excavate bug specimens just like real paleontologists in this Real Bug Dig It Out Science Kit!
This kit reminds me of the digs we used to make with plaster when the teens were little. Now it all comes in a kit ready to go. Yes, it’s still messy work so take it outside or put down a disposable table cloth.
Each bug is encased in a marble like substance so you can’t touch or examine (and yes tear apart) the insects. My crew spent about 20 minutes gently chipping and brushing away until they reached the first bug. The one suggestion I would give is to look up the insects and show them to the students before they start digging. Mine were not sure what they were looking for and that was a missed learning opportunity for us.
This would be a great project to pull out when three friends are together. Each child would be able to take home one of the insect marbles.
From the Manufacturer:
Real Bug Dig It Out Science Kit! They’re each buried inside a beetle-shaped digging block! Your young entomologist will uncover a real scorpion, spiny spider and fortune beetle specimen. These insects have been perfectly preserved inside acrylic so that you can examine each of these incredible creatures from all sides. This hands-on science kit includes an excavation tool, brush and magnifying glass. There’s also a full-color information guide (written by teachers) so that you can learn all about insects, arthropods and arachnids. You’ll learn cool science facts about each of the creatures in this kit as well as general info about bugs. Plus there’s an activity booklet with 10 fun games, mazes and puzzles to complete. Your kids will bug-out with this fascinating excavation project! Awards Won: Brain Toy Gold Award – Academic’s Choice 2013.
This Insect Excavation Kit as well as other types are available on Amazon.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD — Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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