Living World: Entomology Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Students Year levels 4 - 8, maximum 30 students Cost $5 per student Availability One-hour session; Term 1 - 4 (available Monday to Friday) Venue Auckland Museum Learning Centre New Zealand Curriculum Levels 2 - 4 - Science (Nature of Science: Living World) - Technology Key competencies Related galleries and exhibitions Land Gallery, Origins Gallery ENQUIRE NOW Learn how scientists at Auckland Museum collect, display and store specimens Taking on the role of a young entomologist, students will learn how scientists at Auckland Museum collect specimens, what equipment they use and how specimens are stored and displayed. Through discussion and questionings Students will discover what information these specimens can tell us about the living world. They are encouraged to observe and examine specimens up close, ask questions, group them according to their attributes and record their observations through observational drawings. Entomology is the study of insects and their relationship to humans, the environment and other organisms. Auckland Museum has an extensive collection of insects which it has been collecting since the museum was founded in 1852. At Auckland Museum, Entomologists collect and study these insects to understand more about the natural world. This learning experience which is fully aligned to the Values, Key Competencies, and Principles and Science and Technology Learning Areas of the NZ Curriculum. This programme is assisted by LEOTC and funded by the Ministry of Education. Are you a member of POND? Auckland Museum's digital resources can be found on POND, the network for learning portal.