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Invertebrate Encounter with Field Trip

Physical properties, habitat, adaptations – all are studied in this NEW entomology Learning Lab. Using visual thinking strategies, students will observe, describe, and draw LIVE stick insects, hissing cockroaches, tarantulas, and scorpions while talking about where these bugs live, how they live, and why they look as they do. Emphasis is also placed on these invertebrates’ role in the ecosystem and their impact on society.


Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (IELDS):

  • Demonstrate curiosity about the world and begin to use the practices of science and engineering to answer questions and solve problems.Explore concepts and information about the physical, earth, and life sciences.
  • Understand important connections and understandings in science and engineering.


Addresses Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for:

  • Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
  • Natural Selection and Adaptations


NOTE: The animals will not be taken out of their enclosures. Students will be observing but not touching.

  • Grades PreK – 8
Lab Time
  • PreK – Kindergarten:
  • 1 Hour
  • Grades 1 – 8:
  • 1.5 Hours
Pricing per Learning Lab
  • $12 per student
  • $8 per adult

Requires a 6:1 child/adult ratio. Prices listed do not include transportation to/from the Museum.


Madalyn McLean
Education Booking Coordinator
630.637.8000 x6150

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