Insects. Bugs. Creepy, Crawly Creatures. Some people fear them, but Peyton has always loved creepy crawly creature! A great science fair project is this one on Top 10 Bug Phobias.
Every creature has its place on the planet — whether they harm people or property, or help the environment thrive. We also know that the best way to control pests is to learn as much as we can about them in general, both the bad and the good.
Orkin created The Orkin Ecologist site, to celebrate science and uniqueness of bugs. It is a fabulous free resource for those who are looking for more information about bugs, doing a science fair project or for homeschoolers.
Peyton was really excited to check out The Orkin Ecologist website. In fact he asked if he could shoot a video about it! With Halloween right around the corner researching bugs is even more fun!
After doing some research we decided to create an EEK-ology Project together. We created a poster called “Top 10 Bug Phobias”. Peyton was really intrigued by them. He loves “most bugs” his favorite is worms. He loves a rainy day and digging in our garden so he can find wiggly worms. He takes them and puts them in our compost bin when he finds them.
Once he found a worm that looked like a small snake in our compost it was so well nourished. This summer we were outside working in the garden and he asked me if I dared him to eat a worm. I said, “sure” totally joking and then in the blink of an eye he swallowed it! I couldn’t believe my EYES. Of course this became one of his favorite memories from the summer! I am quick to be sure to never challenge him in a dare from now on. He definitely does not have SCOLECIPHOBIA!
After checking out the The Orkin Ecologist we created our project on the Top 10 Bug Phobias. Peyton really enjoyed learning about these! He quickly diagnosed his Dad with ARACHNOPHOBIA and me with APIPHOBIA.
To create our Project we visited the The Orkin Ecologist. We picked up some arts and crafts supplies and “gummy worms” at the grocery store.
Peyton typed up the information about the Top 10 Bug Phobias that he learned and glued that to the poster board. Next he and his dad researched the bugs and found pictures of bugs related to each phobia. They printed them and cut them out and attached them to the poster. For the cherry on top he chose his bug of choice to “eat” while we completed the project. Thank goodness he chose the candy version this time.