Have you ever seen an insect floating on the surface of a
body of water? Did you know that some insects float and some
don’t? This is your chance to make an insect that will
float when put into a tub of water.
When you are ready click “Make My Bug.” The pop-up
window that opens will have a selection of items you can use
to create an insect. You need to put together pieces to create
an insect that is made up of three body parts – the head,
the thorax, and the abdomen – and six legs.
As you put your bug together ask yourself “Will this
piece float?” Also, as you add pieces to your insect
ask yourself, “Will the pieces that I’ve put together
float?” If you want to read more about floating and
sinking before making your insect you can click
When you finish creating your bug select the “Test
My Bug” button to see if you made an insect that floats.
If your insect floats you can read about one bug that lives
in water. If the insect doesn’t float you can decide
if you want to try again or find out what you needed to do
to make the insect float.
Are you ready to build your bug?