LiD – Updates from Brazil

Today I am excited to share with you some lovely videos of students from Brazil getting excited after their first few months working on their topics!



In the video you learned some interesting facts about Insects! If you want to learn more ideas on how to support children take a look at Linda Holmes’s website.
In Question and Facts, Linda writes:

A bug is one type of insect. True bugs have straw shaped mouths for sucking juice from plants. The largest insect is the longhorn beetle in South America. It can grow as big as 25 cm. Many insects are hard workers and produce products that people use. Many insects eat other harmful insects that attack crops, saving farmers a lot of money from being spent on pesticides. The silk moths produce silk and bees produce honey. Many insects are even canned and eaten!

And here are some questions to think about:

  • Which insect releases a chemical that smells and tastes terrible so that the birds and other predators won’t eat them?
  • How may eggs do you think a female ladybug lays in her lifetime?How many species of beetles are there in the world?
  • Are spiders insects?


Linda Holmes also shares some Question and Facts about clothing.

Clothing is made from many types of natural and man-made materials. Some natural plant fabrics used to make clothing are linen, cotton, hemp, nettles and bamboo. Fabrics made from animal byproducts are wool, llama, alpaca, cashmere, fur, leather and camel. Silk is made out of the cocoons of silk worms. Some man made materials are rayon, nylon and Velcro. Before bleach was used to clean clothes, urine was excellent at taking out stains; however, it left a certain odor on the clothes. Fashion has been part of clothing since we started wearing them. Over the centuries styles have changed.

This student from Brazil has more interesting facts to share as well.


I hope you have enjoyed hearing about what Learning In Depth is involved internationally. It is so rewarding seeing the difference LiD can make in a student’s engagement in the world around them!

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