A cricket is a familiar insect to most of us. This video shows and explains the complete life cycle of a cricket. It explains how a cricket “sings,” and how crickets can be easily raised for close observation. Since the general body features of insects are clearly visible in crickets, they are a good group to begin the study of insects — a familiarity with them will lead to an increased understanding of all insects. (Rev.) Part of the “Backyard Science” series. When children play in their backyards, they get a first glimpse of the wonders of nature through encounters with all sorts of small creatures. Produced by Norman and Marjorie Bean, the “Backyard Science” series offers a fascinating introduction to natural science.
11 minutes • Color