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Art Meets Science: Day 3!

Because our campers have had such an interest this week in crickets, we changed up our plans a bit today to include an entire project centered around our chirping friends!

We started the hot and humid day today with a little inside together time discussing crickets and an insect that comes from the same scientific order, grasshoppers. Both of these insects are from the Orthoptera order!

Ms. Kim even read us a fun book on her iPad about crickets!

We learned that crickets have 6 legs, very long antennae, and wings. Even though crickets have wings, they actually don't fly very well and instead, they move around by jumping!

Crickets can be brown, green, black or even red.

Only male crickets make a chirping noise, and they make their noise by rubbing their wings together. Sometimes they chirp when they sense a predator is near. Some predators that eat crickets include spiders, lizards, small snakes, frogs, and even mice!