Cross Curricular Extensions

Literature

Cricket In Times Square George Seldan

A Very Quiet Cricket Eric Carle

A Cricket on the Hearth Charles Dickens

My Cricket Emily Dickenson

Folktales

The Ant and the Grasshopper

superstition

crickets are lucky

modern culture

Pinochio and Jimny Cricket (Disney)

There is a darling cricket in MULAN--the new Disney movie!

Urban lore

Crickets are an insect that lives in the city and flys to lights by the thousands causing many accidents in some cities. Highway lights have to be turned off.

Home Careers

cricket recipes

Entertaining with Insects

Art/Multicultural project

Aztec grasshoppers in modeled in clay

Hopi/Navaho insects painted on clay pots

clay models of crickets

make construct model of cricket wing

Music

Buddy Holly and the Crickets! (This group influenced how the Beatles chose their name!)

cricket songs

wings have a rasp and comb in place

Math

do the calculations on the temperature of the call

One of the formulas for estimating temperature on the basis of cricket chirping is to count the number of chirps in 15 seconds and add 38. The answer should be close to the temperature on a Fahrenheit thermometer.

Measure how far they can hop!

review methods for measuring, tools and set up


Additional resources for activities with crickets

Title:

25 low cost biology investigations [Books]

Author:

Joel Beller ; illustrated by Dawn Laurel Nelson

Date:

c. 1994

Publisher:

Portland, ME : J. Weston Walch, Publisher

Grade Level:

5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

another kit

Insects [Kits]

1993 edition.

Series:

Britannica Science System (BSS).

Full Option Science System (FOSS).

Author:

Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California.

Date:

c. 1993.

Publisher:

Berkeley, CA : Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California

Grade Level:

1, 2

Audience:

Bilingual students.

English as second language (ESL) students. Hispanic-American students.

Minority students.

more

Entomology [Print Materials]

Series:

Real kids/real science books.

Author:

written by Ellen Doris ; original photography by Len Rubenstein ; produced in association with The Children's School of Science, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Date:

c. 1993 Publisher: New York, NY : Thames and Hudson, Inc.

Grade Level:

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Another

Insects

Series:

Hawaii Nature Study Program.

Author:

by Sister Edna Louise Demanche and Marlene Nachbar Hapai

Date:

c. 1980

Publisher:

Honolulu, HI : Hawaii Nature Study Program, Curriculum Research and Development Group, University of Hawaii

Grade Level:

Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

another

Biology : an environmental approach [Print Materials]

Adaption.

Series:

Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS). Biology An

Environmental Approach

Author:

Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS)

Date:

c. 1972

Publisher:

London, England : John Murray

Grade Level:

9, 10, 11, 12

and

Probing the physical world. Volume 5. [Print Materials]

Author:

developed by Intermediate Science Curriculum Study (ISCS)

Date:

c. 1968

Publisher:

Tallahassee, FL : Florida State University

Grade Level:

6, 7, 8, 9

Chapter

Fishing for answers with crickets; Crickets are out

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