July 21, 2010: Behold the Beautiful Beetle
The Mini Page is a syndicated, four-page tabloid written for young children found each Wednesday in The Denver Post. This issue of The Mini Page is available through the eEdition Archive to registered eEdition subscribers. Click here to learn about subscribing to the eEdition at no cost to you (for Colorado teachers).
1. Draw a beetle on a piece of paper. Paste newspapers words that apply to beetles on your drawing.
2. In the newspaper, circle names of beetles or other insects. (Don't forget sports teams.)
3. Divide a paper into two columns. On one side, write useful things beetles do. On the other, write destructive things.
4. How are these related to beetles: (a) tropical areas, (b) wing covers, (c) ancient Egyptians, and (d) scientists?
5. Learn more about one of the beetles in today's Mini Page. Where is it found? What does it eat? How many are there? Write a paragraph about the beetle.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standard:
Students understand the characteristics and life cycles of organisms. (Science: Life Science)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)