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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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INSECT TAXONOMY VIA THE INTERNET

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore how to classify insects and organize information.In this insect classification lesson 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 activity, 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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Spiders

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, students 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 caught...
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Nasturtium as a herb

For Teachers K - 8th
Students 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 short...
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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 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 another...
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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
In 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 worksheet, 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.
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Create a One Dimensional Insect

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Little artists explore the shapes and nature of insects. They construct one-dimensional insects out of paper and read both fiction and non-fiction books that describe insect life. Note: The lesson is lacking in procedure but is a good...
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Entomology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Beginning with some general trivia about insects, this presentation is geared toward agricultural concerns. It covers binomial nomenclature and then examines six insect orders. Insect anatomy and life cycles are featured. The final two...
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Animals Around the World

For Teachers K
Pupils study different kinds of animals and what group they belong to.  For this animal classification lesson students view different animals and sort them by what group they belong to, for example a snake is in the reptile group. 
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Insect Anatomy

For Students 2nd - 6th
Break down insect anatomy with this worksheet! Class members diagram insect anatomy by drawing a line from the names of grasshopper body parts to the corresponding parts on an image of a grasshopper. The worksheet provides the word bank...
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What Is An Insect?

For Teachers K - 5th
Students find and classify insects. They collect insects, study them with a hand lens and identify its body parts. Afterwards, they discus various types of insects and thier Orders such as beetles, butterflies and moths, grasshoppers, etc.
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Swell Homes

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate galls. In this gall lesson, students inspect plants and locate galls present on leaves. Students collect galls from various plants and analyze the contents.
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Imaginary Insect Zoo

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create imaginary insects that contain essential characteristics of an insect, such as six legs and three body parts. In this Science/Arts lesson, students distinguish between an insect and non-insect.  Students create their own...
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Insect Travel Brochure

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explore the concept of insects and their habitats.  For this insect habitat lesson, students create travel brochures for particular insects.  Students must include habitat, producers, and consumers with in the vacation spot. 
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What is an insect?

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students explore bugs and insects. In this labeling lesson, students discuss the body parts of a bug or insect and label a picture of their body parts. Students read books about bugs and insects and discuss the traits of insects. 
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Making Predictions

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Learners collect and classify items. In this making predictions lesson plan, students go outside and collect specimens of plants, insects and minerals. They classify each item and place them in a Venn Diagram. Learners compare and...
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Insect Mania

For Students 6th - 8th
In this biology worksheet, learners create a game about insects using the Jeopardy game format and include at least 5 different topics with 5 questions for each topic. They also create a poster on at least 4 different orders of insects.
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Chain Reaction

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students read a magazine on chain reaction and complete an included crossword puzzle. They select one interesting fact they learned and share it with the class, playing a game of truths and lie. Next, the students create 3 statements,...
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Our Forest is Changing

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students read a story and solve a problem about an unhealthy population of trees.  In this forest lesson students study tree disease and then research it online and present what they found. 
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What is an Insect?

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this insect worksheet, learners answer 5 questions about insects. Students also fill in three addition graphic organizer boxes with insect information.
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Label the Parts of an Insect

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this insect worksheet, students label the parts of an insect on the lines drawn to each part. Students label 8 parts of an insect.
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Do The Research! Insects

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this insects worksheet, students research facts about the insect world. Students answer 3 short essay questions about insects.
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Insect Wordsearch

For Students 1st - 4th
In this insect worksheet, students look for words that deal with insects in a wordsearch. Students look for 36 words and circle them once they are found.
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Arthropoda

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this arthropod worksheet, learners review the characteristics of the different classes and orders found in the Arthropoda phylum. Students complete 21 fill in the blank, 1 graphic organizer, 1 graph, 9 short answer, and 9 matching...
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Megabeasts

For Students 6th - 8th
In this biology worksheet, learners use their mathematical skills to create a three dimensional scale model of an ancient insect. They draw a diagram of their insect and label it with as much information as possible.
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Butterfly Report

For Students 4th - 6th
In this biology worksheet, students draw or trace an accurate picture of a butterfly. Then they complete the information related to their butterfly's classification and list the habitats where they are likely to be found. Students also...
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Insect or Spider?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students compare and contrast the difference between insects and spiders. After a brief class discussion, students complete an activity matching the body parts of an insect and the body parts of a spider. Worksheet with answer key is...
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Attracted to Color

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this earth science worksheet, students identify and explain why flowers have various colors. Then they create their own flowers and pollinators. Students also match pollinators to the colors of flowers they prefer.
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Now You See It! Now You Don’t: The Purpose and Benefit of Camouflage in the Insect World

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate why insects camouflage with their environment. In this biology lesson, 6th graders simulate how animals blend in using colored tongue depressors. They explain why this is important for an animal's survival.
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Adopt-An-Insect

For Students 6th - 8th
In this biology worksheet, students locate examples of various types of insects listed in the chart and receive a point value for each according to its significance. Then they identify body parts and habitat for each item.
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Minibeasts: What Sort is It?

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this insect related worksheet, learners research and describe a variety of insects to see if they have several legs or a large foot. Students then decide what type of insects they are dealing with.
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Bugsicles (A Frozen Insect Larva You can Find!)

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners explore how animals survive in the winder. After attending a gall-collecting field trip, students place them in a freezer. Once frozen, the learners open the gall flay larva and observe it as the larva revives. Students...
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Spooky Spiders

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students describe the characteristics of a spider. Students classify whether a spider is an insect or arachnid by analyzing its characteristics. Students describe and name the types of webs that spiders weave. Students explore and...
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Learning To Identify Insects

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Pupils utilize the Internet to locate a variety of insects. The pictures located are compared and contrasted and placed into a book which is published by the class.
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Termite Biology

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars explore the physical characteristics, distribution and habitat of termites. The lesson focuses on the termite as a social creature contrary to most other insects.