Ask any Sayre second grader to describe the differences between an insect and an arachnid and you might be surprised at the level of detail students provide. After spending weeks reading, researching, writing, catching, observing, and even creating insects, students can quickly identify insects as having three body segments (head, thorax, and abdomen) versus arachnids (like spiders and scorpions) which have two.
Students explored and compared the various critters caught on campus, at the Sayre Athletic Complex, and Jacobson Park. They sketched their findings and brought an insect to life using the Innovation Room materials. Students also toured the UK Insectarium courtesy of Sayre parent and entomologist, Blake Newton.
Experience the Sayre difference by watching this video about the project-based learning insect study!