An entomologist studies insects.
VIRTUAL JOB SHADOW
Welcome to your first day on the job! Watch this video to see what a day in the life of an entomologist is like.
Many insects, such as bees, are very helpful and necessary for life. But some insects can spread diseases and even cause death. Here’s a fun project that mirrors work done by real entomologists:
STEP 1: Research online to find a ‘bad bug’. It can be a bug from your community that causes harm (ex: here in CT a bad bug is ticks because they spread Lyme Disease), or a bad bug from a different part of the world (ex: the Indian Red Scorpion).
STEP 2: Once you’ve chosen a ‘bad bug’, keep researching to find at least five reasons that it is ‘bad’.
STEP 3: Create a Most Wanted Poster for this bad bug. Be sure to include a picture of the bug, why it is bad, and what the ‘reward’ would be for stopping this bad bug.
Optional: Share your Most Wanted Poster in our Student Showcase to raise awareness & build your resume!