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Arthropods: May BioBox

The Biology of Creepy Crawlers

Arthropods compose a diverse group of organisms, from scorpions to barnacles. With all their variations, it begs the question: what exactly is an arthropod? In this BioBox, your students will find out with insect science experiments and more. Through their own observation of arthropod behavior, they’ll identify the defining characteristics of these remarkable invertebrates, appreciating the importance of biological classification along the way. The highlight of this BioBox is raising live ladybugs!

This introduction to arthropods offers a few avenues for exploration:

  • How can you identify an arthropod?
  • What is a dichotomous key?
  • What is the life cycle of a ladybug?
  • Why do spiders make their webs?

Let the Epic Experiments begin!