Entomology Teacher Resources
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Symbols and the Choices we Make
Upper elementary and middle schoolers recognize symbols that influence the choices that we make consciously or unconsciously in everyday life. They look at the symbols and choices that others make. They identify and apply knowledge of the structure, elements, and meaning of nonfiction or informational material and provide evidence from sources to support their understanding.
4th - 8th English Language Arts
Where Are the Bugs?
Young scholars trap, collect and identify arthropods in a newly created desert tortoise preserve area over a period of one school year. They determine the rate at which various arthropods take up residence in the newly landscaped area. Data is displayed through the use of graphs, charts and other appropriate methods.
6th - 7th Science
Learners read a paragraph which describes a variety of scientific vocations. Words such as anthropologist, entomologist, and parasitologist appear. They are given seven more scientific vocation words, and must use a dictionary to find, then write down their definitions.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Basic Entymology-Greek and Latin Prefixes and Roots
Young scholars explore basic entomology. In this word study lesson, students discover Latin and Greek prefixes and roots. Young scholars memorize roots and prefixes listed on the worksheet in order to improve their vocabulary skills.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Understanding Insects as Friends or Foes
Second graders distinguish between helpful and harmful insects. In this insect biology lesson, 2nd graders study the characteristics of various species of insects. Students categorize insects into "good bugs" and "bad bugs" based on their effect on the plants and crops they interact with.
Invent an Insect
Explore biology by researching adaptation. First, learners research and define a list of insect vocabulary terms and discuss the benefits of each insect characteristic. They then utilize a worksheet to create their own insect and share its habitat, eating habits, and body type with their classmates.
2nd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Field Guide to Schoolyard Insects and Their Relatives
Your entire class works together to create an illustrated insect field guide. The intent is that they venture outside of the classroom, find a critter, and then research it using reference materials, insect books, and the Internet for information.
6th - 8th Science
Exploring Insects & Spiders, Grades 3-5
Students complete a unit on insects and spiders. They explore various websites, identify and label spider and insect body parts, compare/contrast spiders and insects, identify five butterfly or moth species found in their state, and describe an ant colony.
3rd - 5th Science
Exploring Insects & Spiders
Learners complete a unit on the differences between a spider and an insect. They conduct Internet research, create a spider and write a story about it, draw a spider web, make honeybee fingerprints, describe an ant colony, and create a drawing of a picture of an ant farm.
K - 2nd Science
Science: Bees: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Students investigate the world of bees and describe their characteristics. by identifying the bees' parts, they demonstrate how these parts function. In the lab, students dissect bees and view the various parts under microscopes. Interdisciplinary activities include: constructing bee hive models, measuring and weighing bees, recording bee sounds, and writing bee stories and poems.
4th - 8th Science
The Greatest Show on Earth: The World's Smallest Animals
Learners create instruments to capture different types of insects. For this The Greatest Show on Earth: The World's Smallest Animals lesson, students compare the attributes of certain insects and record the data on a chart. After catching the insects learners observe their behavior in order to find patterns.
4th - 8th Science