Arachnids, Crustaceans, and Diplopods—Oh My!

Middle School seminar teacher and naturalist Kate Ziminsky recently  presented a program called “Arthropods: Insects and their Relatives” to K-1 students.

The students, who have been studying spiders for over a month, learned about the similarities between insects, arachnids, crustaceans (lobsters), and Diplopods (millipedes/centipedes). Kate also helped students recognize what makes each group unique by focusing on body parts, how they eat, how they protect themselves, how they grow, and where they live. Students used lobster and fly costumes to help understand body parts.