FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) - The students at Florence Elementary have become a little buggy! The Cincinnati Museum on Wheels Program presented “Incredible Insects”. There are approximately 1,700,000 types of living creatures on earth and 1 million of those creatures are insects. Only about one third have been identified.
Each student built their own insect that included antennas, head, abdomen, legs, and thorax. Almost all insects have antennas on their heads which allows them to smell, taste and communicate. Insects have compound eyes made up of lots of little eyes. The abdomen is used for digestion and reproduction. The final part is the thorax which includes the legs, wings, and spiracles which is how the insect breathes.The kids were given the opportunity to hold a Madagascar Roach and identify the body parts and whether they were male or female.
The students learned how helpful insects are in the world