Every so often we have a lesson in 'scientific illustration' to practice our drawing skills. This past week we illustrated insects and arachnids --
in other words, we drew BUGS!
This is a great project for student artists of all ages to practice observation and drawing skills. They are also required to find and write the bugs' names next to each of their drawings, which even the youngest can do.
NOTE: Made up or 'composite' insects can be created -- and given appropriate names -- by their inventors. Example: a "horned aracnion" (scorpion-spider-mosquito) that Eli created, shown above. An interesting species!