Who doesn't love a cockroach on the big screen?! We had a blast Skyping with the Genovesi Environmental Study Center in Brooklyn, New York last week to learn all about insects versus bugs and their adaptations. It was so much fun seeing the faces of these students as they looked at different insects, including the hissing cockroach! Students learned about the life cycle of certain insects and how they have adapted over time to meet the needs of their changing environments. Did you know cockroaches could actually survive a nuclear explosion? Besides our cockroach, I think the students enjoyed Penelope the most, their hedgehog who had a feeding during our visit.
If you're interested in trying this out during you adaptation unit, check out the Hyperdoc I made below (teachers completed this in their classrooms this time since we have moved to one-to-one Chromebooks, not in the library) and look for the Environmental Study Center on the Skype in the Classroom website. Enjoy!