Learning about Entomology: What is it?

Hi Everyone! Happy Saturday! This week we are going to get out the magnifying glasses and learn about Entomology, with some fun videos, crafts and activities. 

Entomology, the study of bugs, may be something your child is already undertaking while crawling around in the grass at your local park. 

Today, let’s watch some videos to learn about the study of insects and what’s involved:

Radical Jr. Dream Jobs: What is an Entomologist (for younger kids (up to 3rd grade or so): 

The Royal Entomological Society also has this nice simple video about What an Entomologist is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-38ocCB0ss (See Featured Image)

For older kids: A video from Cornell University Entomology Department describing their studies and showing some fascinating samples:

National History Museum of LA County: Here you can Meet a Scientist: Entomologist Elizabeth Long talking about butterflies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojEttfZYsRo

California Magazine has an interview with an Entomologist who takes the viewer on a short tour of the Essig Museum of Entomology at UC Berkeley, explaining how the insects in the collection are prepared and displayed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTZcBG8Hs8A

For more in depth videos about individual insect types, check out this amazing YouTube playlist about Bugs and their Relatives: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuWDJkcelnb4EFh9JUEfWuEWTJ-AhpdjZ

And finally, here is a fun interactive website to learn about fireflies and their blinking patterns: https://ncase.me/fireflies/

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