Giving Entomology Talks & Demonstrations
Giving Entomology Talks and Demonstrations
Now that you have learned more about how
insects develop and grow and have improved your
collecting, pinning and displaying of insects, you
should share your knowledge with others. You can
do this by giving a talk or a demonstration to other
4-H members or other interested groups.
Some suggestions for talks and demonstrations
- How insect orders differ from each other
- How different insects develop and grow
- How to collect, pin and display insects
- How to make and use a spreading board
- How to make and use a pinning block
- What is a "true bug?"
- How to make an insect trap
- How to relax dry specimens
A trip to your school library or public library
will help you collect information for your
presentation. Besides the books listed in the Unit I
project, the following books may also be helpful:
Insects. Yearbook of Agriculture. 1952
Farb, Peter and the editors of Life. The Insects.
Time, Inc., Life Nature Library
Scheibner, R. and L. H. Townsend. Beginning
Beekeeping for Kentuckians. Lexington: UK
publication ENT-41, UK Cooperative
Sterling, D. Insects and the Homes They Build.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Co.