Suggestions for Demonstrations and Illustrated Talks

Suggestions for Demonstrations and Illustrated Talks

  1. How to make and use a piece of equipment, such as: killing jar, insect net. storage box, display box, spreading board, relaxing jar, pinning block, etc.
  2. How to prepare and arrange a 4-H insect display collection
  3. How to process honey
  4. How and what to look for when examining a beehive
  5. How bees communicate--the honey dance
  6. How, when and why bees swarm
  7. How a hive is organized--the caste system
  8. How to mount insects in plastic
  9. How insects are injurious or beneficial
  10. First aid for bites and stings
  11. How to recognize different insect orders
  12. How to distinguish moths, butterflies and skippers
  13. How to use insecticides safely
  14. How insects eat--mouthpart types and methods for getting food
  15. How insects breathe
  16. How insects grow and change form--metamorphosis
  17. How to rear insects for fish bait or food for aquarium fish (Mealworms, crickets and wax moths are often reared for fish bait. Earthworm rearing would be an acceptable topic too, although they are not insects.)
  18. How to organize and assemble your 4-H records book
  19. Special techniques for collecting and mounting small
  20. insects (for example: thrips, collembola, aphids and lice)
  21. How to spread butterfly wings