What is the largest insect you can find? Grab a ruler and head to your backyard! Observe the insects in the grass. Other places to look: under rocks and logs, but make sure you get a grown-up to help you move any heavy objects! Don’t forget to look in the air for those flying insects! Use the ruler to record the length of the critters you spot…if they aren’t scurrying too quickly!
Sources & links
Becker, Kraig. “World’s Largest Insect Discovered in New Zealand?” Gadling. AOL Inc., 06 Dec. 2011. Web. 28 Dec. 2011. Boyle, Alan. “World’s Biggest Bug? That Depends…” Photoblog on msnbc.com. msnbc.com, 01 Dec. 2011. Web. 28 Dec. 2011. Masters, Dave. “Into the Record Bugs.” The Sun. News Group Newspapers Limited, 01 Dec. 2011. Web. 28 Dec. 2011.