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Backyard Butterflies Teaching Collection

For Parents K - 4th
Here are six fun and engaging lessons to use when learning about butterflies with your elementary schoolers. Your class will find out how to create your own butterfly garden, learn about the different stages of a caterpillar and...
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Insects: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What would the world be like with no insects? Ponder this question using a research-based STEM unit that encourages scholars to investigate insects from both a beneficial and hazardous perspective. They learn about insect behaviors,...
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2008 Master Gardener Training: Basic Entomology

For Teachers Higher Ed
The author of this presentation elaborates on the details of insect classification, information apparently required to become a master gardener in the horticulture program at Oregon State University. Though lengthy (110 slides), it is an...
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You are the Queen

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A day in the life of a wasp queen is not as royal as it may sound. Pupils assume the role of the wasp queen to complete an interactive activity that simulates building a colony. They make decisions along the way and note the changes from...
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Wonderful World of Wasps

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Shockingly, wasps sometimes challenge lions as the king of predators! Learners explore the life of a wasp in an interactive online lesson. They read about the characteristics of wasps and then complete activities to learn about their lives.
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The Mosquito Life Cycle Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Understanding the life cycle of a mosquito helps us understand how to prevent the spread of diseases they carry. A lab investigation provides learners with the opportunity to track the two-week life cycle of the mosquito. Scholars make...
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Battling Vector-Borne Diseases: Factors That Affect the Mosquito Life Cycle

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Slow the spread of disease by slowing disease carriers in their tracks. Learners explore just how they might accomplish this as they experiment with the life cycle of a mosquito under different conditions. Scholars design and conduct...
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Biology Before Darwin: Crash Course History of Science #19

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When did biology become a proper science? Travel back in time to the evolution of natural history during part 19 in an ongoing History of Science series. Pupils discover early pioneers in the study of plants and animals, the birth of...
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The New Anatomy: Crash Course History of Science #15

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did scientists move beyond the medical ideas of Galen? Dissect the past with the 15th installment in a History of Science video series. Topics include Vesalius' dissections, the microscope, and mapping the human body.
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Seasonal Science: Asian Tiger Mosquito

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Most people find mosquitoes merely annoying, but can they also be deadly? The Seasonal Science series introduces the Asian Tiger Mosquito, one of the most troublesome mosquitoes in the world. The narrator details the viruses the pests...
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A Real Alien Invasion Is Coming to a Palm Tree Near You

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What happens when you plant large numbers of non-native trees in an area? Well, sometimes it attracts the wrong kind of attention! Meet the South American palm weevil, an insect that spends its entire life cycle destroying palm trees....
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The Ladybug Love-In: A Valentine's Special

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ladybugs live alone most of the year but gather together for winter. An informative video explains that this gathering serves two purposes: mating and hibernating. 
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Wasp Nests and Bee Hives

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It turns out that wasps and bees have a lot more in common that the word ouch! Junior entomologists explore the similarities and differences between flying, stinging insects with the 136th installment in a 143-part series of science...
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The Life Cycle

For Students 3rd Standards
Studying plant, animal, or insect life cycles? Pair a science unit with a reading comprehension activity on life cycles. The passage touches briefly on butterfly, plant, frog, and dog life cycles before prompting readers to answer six...
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Insect IPM

For Students 4th - 5th
Find out the characteristics that makes a bug an insect with a workbook designed to inform scholars about the crawly creatures that live around us. Scholars complete an ant-themed word search, answer questions using a solution key, and...
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All About Insects

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Insects are the focus of an activity that looks deep into the anatomy and metamorphosis of everyday bugs. Two worksheets reinforce knowledge obtained through a teacher-guided grand conversation and insect observation.
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For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Looking for an insect unit that addresses multiple skill strategies? Young entomologists explore multiple life cycles of insects that go through metamorphosis. The brainteasers and mobile activity spark learner interest before guiding...
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Let’s Raise Lacewings

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Young entomologists explored beneficial insects and how they help control pests in the first instructional activity of the series. Now class members take a close look at the lacewing, which is a beneficial insect.
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A Slice of Apple Fly

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
By placing a piece of an apple into a jar, your learners can set up a fruit fly hatchery! The materials, instructions, and an explanation of what happens are all included on this compact handout. Use it to assign an at-home project, or...
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Fascinating Fruit Flies

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
During a life science unit on insects, you can set up a fruit fly habitat for a month-long observation. Instructions are provided to introduce your class to insect life cycles, construct the habitat, and attract the stars of the show.
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Insect Life Cycles

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Butterflies are fascinating! Their development is an intriguing example of natural life cycles. Read a book about butterflies to your learners (several are recommended), and focus on the term life cycle as you explain stages animals go...
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Life Cycle of a Dragonfly

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Did you know that dragonflies don't go through complete metamorphosis, but rather a series of nymph stages? View this video to find out what life is like for a dragonfly from egg to adult! You'll learn all you need to know. A good video...
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Dragonfly Metamorphosis

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Nothing is stranger and more fascinating than witnessing the emergence of an insect. Watch as a dragonfly breaks free from its hardened chrysalis and takes flight. Kids are sure to find this clip very interesting.
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Are You an Ant?

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students investigate different insects in their backyard. In this insect lesson, students read the book Are You and Ant? and apply the reading to their backyards. Students create a list of animals that begin with the the letter A an make...