- We will go over the external anatomy of insects as we take a close-up look at our Lubber grasshoppers.
- Review the internal anatomy of insects with this tutorial. Answer the following questions as you look at insect internal anatomy. Be prepared to discuss.
- How are molting and metamorphosis controlled?
- What are some similarities/differences between human and insect circulatory systems?
- What does the insect circulatory system transport?
- Describe the role of spiracles in delivering oxygen to the insect’s body.
- List the three sections of the insect digestive system and tell their main functions.
- What are insects’ major excretory organs instead of kidneys? How do they work?
- What is one major difference between insect and human reproductive systems?
If you can’t commit to these three things then use your time for learning something else during the 9-10 hour.
*A desire to better understand yourself and your place in the world; access to writing materials and the internet; and a commitment to making time for the work of cultivating curiosity, creativity, and learning. I will provide the structure, activities, etc… but you have to meet me halfway by being open to the possibility that using writing to explore your mind’s connective powers can help you both to think new thoughts and to think in new ways.
Also, a 4th thing: you need to be at class on-time and ready to go:).
Group A –
visit this link for some string art ideas and helpful suggestions:
here is the link to the pictures for today’s discussion!
If any of the older students have purchased a copy of this book that they know they will not use, and would be willing to pass on to some of the younger students, would you please let me know ASAP? I need about 3 more copies. Thanks!
If you have a copy of the book, but would like to keep it for yourself, that is absolutely fine. It is a perfectly legitimate thing to do by yourself. 🙂
Anyone interested in reading this book with me?
This is one of the poems we wrote this morning. What do you think?
Sunshine warms wet flowing blades of grass
Ghostly white flowers bloom
Birds sing Halleluiah, bees whisper
Haze falls on a nuclear wasteland
Stems are cut, draped on stones
Bruised beaks squawk, insects fall
For Wednesday read to “Saint-Malo” page 95. We will probably go to a coffee shop for our discussion group.
For those reading The First Three Minutes with me – there are a number of black-and-white pictures in the book which were originally published in 1977. While impressive for the time, you now carry better cameras in your pocket than were used by the most advanced researchers then.
A possibly interesting and useful mini-project might be to find and collect higher-resolution images of the pictures in the book. They might be the same images as the original, or newer. In particular, color images of the galaxies and various spectra mentioned.