Entomology Teacher Resources
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Activity Plan 5-6: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!
Students become entomologists for a day. In this life science activity, students go on an insect hunt and investigate insects and their homes. This leads to the creation of an insect by each student. Lesson includes a take-home activity and a music curriculum connection.
Pre-K - K Science
Students read and discuss background information included with this lesson. They brainstorm the best sources for developing a list of native or migratory pollinators. Students work in groups to design habitats based on information garnered through research and interviews.
6th - 7th Science
Today we are talking about one of the stealthiest, sneakiest, and most intriguing insects of all times, the spider. Learners will examine the predatory nature of these super bugs as they conduct a spider safari survey. Each child will observe a spider in their home or yard for 30 minutes, research that spider's particular habits and hunting strategies, and then present their findings to the class.
4th - 5th Science
I Wonder How the Manduca Life Cycle Compares To the Human Life Cycle...
Students study life cycles including developing their understanding of the human life cycle. They decide where they are in the human life cycle and provide reasons for that placement. They compare the human life cycle to that of the Manduca.
3rd - 5th Science
Ladybugs Help Our Environment
Fourth graders study and investigate why ladybugs are beneficial to our environment by using resources such as the entomology lab, the microscope, and the Internet. In addition, 4th graders study the life cycle of ladybugs and investigate the body parts of insects.
Young scholars participate in an after school program that promotes communicating with others, observing one's environment, how to take care of natural resources, making decisions and learning how to just have fun. They explore the world of insects, observe their changes and experiment with their differences in behavior.
7th - 8th Science