Dungzilla – teacher resources

General resources

Read a free sample

Dungzilla teaching notes (pdf)

‘Dungbusters’ education module (pdf) – links to Queensland curriculum, but adaptable to other states.

Book trailer

Art/Creativity

How to draw video: dung beetle

Attack of the Something-Zilla: Dungzilla worksheet
https://www.fremantlepress.com.au/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/DB_ActivitySheet_Dungzilla_FINAL_WEB.pdf

 

Dungzilla colouring pages

Dung Beetle colouring pages (external link)
http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/dung-beetles

Papercraft dung beetle (instructions are visual. Notations in Korean)
http://blog.naver.com/PostThumbnailView.nhn?blogId=paperfun&logNo=220598254219&categoryNo=15&parentCategoryNo=&from

Science/Maths

Dung Beetle videos
A kid-friendly collection of YouTube clips.

Articles

Wikipedia – Dung Beetle
Wikipedia – Scarabaeus Sacer (Egyptian dung beetle – the same species as Douglas in the book)

The Sizes of Living Things
by Elizabeth Viau
This page investigates surface area to volume ratio in geometric shapes, and applies this to living creatures. How are single-celled organisms adapted to live at their size, as opposed to small animals or very large creatures? Suitable for upper primary/lower secondary.

The Biology of B-Movie Monsters
by Michael C LaBarbera
An in-depth scientific explanation of why size-changing in science fiction is physically impossible. Fascinating read. Suitable for teachers and upper high-school.

The Small Problem with Shrinking Ourselves
by It’s Okay To Be Smart (YouTube) – see below.
Video explaining why shrinking a human would break the laws of physics.