Mystic Aquarium's Online Educational Resources

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STEM for Kids Online Resources

Mystic Aquarium is sharing fun and free resources for families to access from home through our STEM Mentoring for the Planet program. This week's theme:

Bugs 🐛🐌🦗

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Bug, Insect, or Both?

Check out this video from Everyday Learning to find out how to identify insects. Then watch this video from Wild TV to see and hear about insects that crawl, fly, walk on water, flip, click, and more.   

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Bug Games

Play the Big Bug Memory Game from National Geographic Kids to put your memory skills to the test as you try to match pairs of bug cards. Then try the Bug Bash Game to see whether you can get three matching bugs in a row as you work to clear each board.   

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Monarch Butterflies

Monarch butterflies are pretty amazing insects. Read about them in Mystic Aquarium’s Monarchs and Milkweed e-book (narration available in English and Spanish). Then sing along to the Monarch Song music video by The Whizpops!

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All About Fireflies

Watch this episode of Wild Kratts to explore the fascinating lives of fireflies. You’ll learn what makes them glow, why they glow, why you see them in the summer, and how to observe them up close in a safe way.    

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Mosquitoes Podcast

Listen to this podcast about mosquitoes to learn how and why they suck your blood, why their bites itch ALL the time, and whether they serve any kind of useful purpose.

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Make Your Own Bug Box

Download this PDF from PBS Kids Nature Cat for step-by-step directions on how to make your own bug box. You’ll turn a small container into a temporary home where you can observe bugs and learn more about them.   

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