Bugworks is a hands-on experience designed to teach students new ways to observe, understand, and appreciate insects and other invertebrates. With live animals as examples, science concepts such as anatomy, life cycles, predator-prey interactions, adaptations, and protective strategies are discussed (using age-appropriate language). The program also contrasts and compares insects with other invertebrates such as millipedes and/or arachnids.

The Creative Arts and Sciences Committee (CASC) implements curricular-related programs at elementary and middle schools in Newton. The PTOs at each school fund these programs. The programs align with Newton curricula, the Massachusetts’ curricular frameworks, system-wide goals, and core values. Programs enhance Art, English/ Language Arts, History, Social Studies, Music, Physical Education, and Science curricula.

Learn more about other programs coming to Cabot this year here.