Program Flyer: NAME THAT BUG: Looking Closely at Insects and Spiders (STEM and CCSS aligned)

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Contact Information
Alexandra Siy
302 Pondside Drive
White Plains, NY  10607
Phone: (860) 868-3700
Program Title
NAME THAT BUG: Looking Closely at Insects and Spiders (STEM and CCSS aligned)
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
This program has not yet been evaluated.
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons
Maximum Number of Participants
Minimum Number of Participants
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Sciences, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving
Program Description
"NAME THAT BUG" is an interactive program for grades 1-8 based on the award-winning books by Alexandra Siy, which include BUG SHOTS: The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly; MOSQUITO BITE ; and SPIDERMANIA: Friends on the Web. Featuring images and text from the books, the program introduces students to many kinds of insects and spiders using stunning electron micrographs and other scientific imagery. Students will learn how to identify insects and spiders while interacting with the author.
Program Format
1. I briefly introduce myself and my books.
2. I explain why magnifying specimens provides scientists with important information; describe how the electron micrographs are made; and show examples.
3. Students look at images of spider and insects and learn the basic features of each while comparing and contrasting.
4.Students are shown new pictures of insects and spiders and asked to identify what group they belong to. We analyze each picture to help us decide. Students learn vocabulary, and relate structure to function.
5.We discuss how scientists use electron micrographs to learn amazing facts about insects and spiders.
6. I answer questions.
The participant will
-learn how to look at highly magnified electron micrographs of insects and spiders and identify which group they belong to
-relate structure to function
-learn what the major characteristic are of a few insects orders, and spider families
-gain scientific information/content about insects and spiders
-how scientists use electron micrographs to learn amazing facts about insects and spiders.
-discover the relationship between science and art
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
NS.K-4.3 Life Science
NSK-4 3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of:
The characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Organisms and environments
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
K.4.2 Observe plants and animals, describing how they are alike and how they are different in the way they look and in the things they do.
2.4.1 Observe and identify different external features of plants and animals and describe how these features help them live in different environments.
Program Length
one hour
Program Cost
Interactive: $300.00
Interactive Premium: $300.00
View Only: 300.00
View Only Premium: $270.00
Point to Point: $300.00
Point to Point Premium: $270.00
By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00
Program Fee Notes
The fee is per site. iNK Think Tank will invoice and collect the fee.
Cancellation Policy
We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature i.e. snow days. We make every effort to reschedule, however, a $100 kill fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.
Is recording allowed?

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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