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53 resources with the keyterm insect

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Through the Eyes of a Fly

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
When addressing animal adaptations with your fourth graders, they can construct a model of the compound eye of a fly. The activity helps them visualize what is too small to see, or rather something that they wouldn't want to handle! 
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Hello, Mosquito!

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
After hearing about the anatomy of a mosquito's head, little entomologists make a model of one. Fun facts are provided throughout the procedure. Bubble wrap serves as material for compound eyes and a printable cutout makes the proboscis....
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For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore how to classify insects and organize information.In this insect classification lesson plan students use the Internet to retrieve information on insects then organize the pictures to make a book project.
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Animal Diaries

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students read Diary of a Worm by Foreen Cronin. In this journal writing lesson, students research an animal and write a diary by their animal. Students apply the research they've completed in their writings. Students share their diaries....
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Adopt-An-Insect III

For Students 7th - 9th
In this biology worksheet, students search through the links provided on insects to identify the order to which each insect belongs. Then they write the characteristics that distinguish insects from other arthropods. Students also select...
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Insect Collection

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore how to use several types of insect sampling and collectin equipment. They work in groups to collect insects in different areas of their schoolyard. Students are explained that quadrats are generally used to randomly...
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For Teachers 4th - 12th
There are more than 34,000 different species of spiders that roam our planet. Now that's a lot of legs! Watch this video to learn about spiders and how they differ from insects.
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Giant Centipede

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Want to get up close and personal with a giant centipede? Watch this video and you will! Learn about the giant centipede's daily living habits in this National Geographic video clip.
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Leafcutter Ants

For Teachers 4th - 12th
What is nature's equivalent to a chainsaw? Surely the leafcutter ants! They use their jaws, which vibrate at 1000 times per second, to precisely cut through leaves and flowers. Watch this fun video to see how they do it!
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Termite World - Life in the Undergrowth

For Teachers 4th - 12th
We walk on it everyday, but have you ever thought about what's beneath our feet? What's going on underground? Watch this video to learn about the underworld of termites. Viewers will learn how termites are able to live and breathe...
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The Mosquito

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths than any other living creature. How? Watch this video to learn why these tiny insects can be so deadly.
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Bill Nye The Science Guy on Insects

For Students 3rd - 7th
Queen Latifah makes a cameo in this Bill Nye episode on insects. The facts taught are that the queen bee is in charge of a bee colony, ants can dig tunnels, and exoskeletons support, strengthen, and protect the insect's body. While you...
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Insect Challenge Project

For Students 6th - 8th
In this biology worksheet, middle schoolers identify insects by their name and write it in the correct box on the sheet. Then they catch insects with nets and bring them in to identify. Students also earn points for the number of insects...
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Nasturtium as a herb

For Teachers K - 8th
Young scholars identify what herbs are and list examples of some. Then, they discuss what insects do when they land on flowers and why botanists gave them the Scientific name of nasturtium. Students also draw nasturtiums and write a...
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The Insect Files

For Teachers K - 5th
Students are provided with a physical description of the insect, in words and graphics, including body parts, special adaptations, color, and so on. They explore and report on all four elements of an insect's habitat: food, water,...
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Flight of the Painted Ladies

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the cycle of life of several animals. The painted lady butterfly is the main focus of this lesson which can be applied to other animals. A movie is produced to journal student observations.
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My Flip Book About . . .

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Print these as two-sided handouts from which elementary entomologists can make a flip-style book about beetles (or a variety of other animals that are available as well). They research the habitat, food, and other interesting information...
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My Report Pack for. . .

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a handy guide for putting together a research report on birds, or on a selection of other topics (see the added materials.). Individuals are guided to think of three questions about their topic, they narrow down subtopics, use a...
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Animal Diaries

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Launch this lesson plan with Doreen Cronin's Diary of a Worm! Discuss the format and content of a diary, and ask learners if they've ever kept a diary before. Then, after an introductory discussion, have learners choose an insect or...
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Insect or Arachnid?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students compare and contrast the characteristics of insects and arachnids through research, observation, and discussion. They write accurate statements describing insect and arachnid life cycles and anatomies. Afterward, they listen as...
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What Category do I Best Fit Into?

For Students K - 1st
Use this pre-reading exercise to help learners sort familiar objects into categories. For each of these three sets, they draw a line from the object to the category in which it belongs. There are two categories for each set. If scholars...
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Count the Spots

For Teachers K - 1st
For this mathematics worksheet, students look at the ladybugs illustrated on the leaves. They count the spots on each ladybug and write how many there are of each kind in the chart provided.
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High-Interest Activities in Vocabulary

For Students 4th - 5th
In these animal families worksheets, students read information and learn to classify animals into families. Students learn the animal family vocabulary terms vertebrates, amphibians, mammals, monotremes, marsupials, invertebrates, and...
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Adopt-An-Insect Bingo

For Students 5th - 8th
In this biology activity, students select twenty-five terms relating to insects to complete their bingo card as listed on the sheet. Then they match each name or family with its correct description.