Entomology Teacher Resources

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Young scientists explore the world of entomology. They focus on the life cycle of butterflies and moths. They utilize the entire school year in order to see how butterfly eggs turn into the chrysallis, then into a butterfly, who then produces its own eggs. Some good worksheets and activities are embedded in this plan.
Students view pictures of ladybugs and discuss the word "entomologist." In this entomology lesson, students review information about ladybugs, researching an assigned topic in small groups. Students complete a "look what I learned worksheet," present to the class and complete a paragraph explaining why a ladybug is unique.
Students 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.
Students explore insects. They collect insects from three different sites. Students observe and identify the insects by viewing the insects with magnifying lens Students look for the presence of wings, an abdomen, hind legs and the shape of the fore-wings. They record their observations and sketch drawings of insects.
Students identify and interpret the importance and diversity of the insect world. Students organize various insects into a classification system based on their characteristics. Students create tree or window ornaments utilizing their imagination.
In this ESL reading comprehension worksheet, students read an article about the discovery of the "brown widow" spider and complete a set of 15 comprehension questions.
Students discover the life cycle of a butterfly and explain the different stages.  In this exploratory lesson students watch a video and create insect art and they will get an opportunity to view live specimens of butterflies. 
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.
What's the buzz that happens every 13 or 17 years? The emergence of the cicadas! This quick and flashy animation explains the lifecycle of these unusual insects and ponders the timing. On the host site, you will also find comprehension and discussion questions. For photos and additional information, see the Dig Deeper link. Use this resource in a biology or ecology class.
Students create their own insect, build a model of it and explain its life cycle.
Students observe life stages in flour beetles and graph the results. They write a summary report.
Young scholars identify several beneficial insects and spiders, including predators and pollinators. They search an outdoor environment and record numbers and types of beneficial insects and spiders that they discover.
Pupils investigate the basic survival needs of both hornworms and humans. They compare and contrast the them by making a class list.
Students observe what animals are considered to be pests and why. They conduct a mock trial of a honeybee arguing if it is a pest or not. They determine pros and cons of honeybees to prepare for the trial.
Students study the Manduca bug and its growth data. They look for patterns and compare their own growth rate to that of the Manduca.
Students observe a Manduca bug as it is dropped in a glass of water and hypothesise how it breathes. They compare this to how humans and other creatures breathe and record their findings in their science journal.
Students examine the disease malaria. They compare how diseases were spread in the early 1900's compared to how they are spread today and discuss why that is dangerous. They take a survey to see how much they know about insects that carry disease.
Students study the definition of a "global society". They take this knowledge and speculate about the positive and negative ramifications of living in a global society.
Learners use the internet to research diseases spread by insects. They create a brochure using the information they gathered. They present their project to the class.
Students review information they have gathered from previous lessons. They create their own experiments and carry them out. They reflect on the project as a whole.

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