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My Insect Report

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Is your class writing a report on insects? If they are, you have to check out this great set of worksheets. It provides a well-scaffolded system they can use to organize their research findings in order to compose a well-structured...
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Should We Eat Bugs?

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
Cricket cookies? Mealworm mac and cheese? Bugs are super nutritious! Why don't we eat them? Viewers discover the history of entomophagy, that is, the practice of eating insects and spiders, by viewing a fascinating video that explores...
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Feeding Frenzy

For Teachers 3rd
Young biologists take a look at the myriad of ways that animals increase their chances of surviving in the wild. The adaptations help animals hide, hunt, and attract a mate. This lesson specifically explores how insect mouth parts are...
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What are Minibeasts?

For Students 4th - 5th
In this science activity, students examine invertebrates and their characteristics, behavior, communication, life cycles and survival. Students complete 20 questions. The full color 8 pages have many close-up photographs to study.
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The Properties of Water

For Teachers K - 8th
What are the properties of water? Lead your class through a series of activities to answer this question. Discuss findings and interpretations with the class as a whole, encouraging them to speak in complete sentences and to make...
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Pollinator's Journey: Grades K-4

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Mimic the struggle of migratory pollinators. Pupils learn about the threats to pollinator species. They go on to enact a play demonstrating the hazards migratory pollinators experience. To finish, individuals complete a chosen assessment...
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Minibeasts

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Lead young scientists to discover insects outdoors. After investigating, students will record observations, learn about these fascinating creatures, craft, and role play.
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The Swat Team

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Practice rounding decimals and learn about houseflies in the same worksheet! After rounding 12 decimals to the nearest place indicated, you can read some interesting facts about houseflies at the bottom of the page.
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Fun with Fireflies

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Practice simple subtraction with fireflies! As you solve each subtraction problem, cut out the firefly with the correct number and glue into the space on the jar.
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Did You Know?

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
What would happen if you woke up one day and had become a housefly? What kinds of things would you do? Use the facts at the top of a worksheet to write a paragraph or short story about being a housefly.
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Did You Hear the Buzz?

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Be the bee's knees with a fun math worksheet. Each word problem is all about bees, and after writing down each number in an addition problem, write the answer on the final space.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 1st
A good book deserves to be followed up by a good worksheet. Here is a great resource which is intended for use after reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. It includes several activity ideas that promote skill development in...
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Amazing Insect Facts

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Insects are like little aliens living all around us. Explore fun and interesting insect facts by having the class read a short informational paragraph. The paragraph focuses on how we are similar and different to insects and includes...
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The Dragonflies of Summer

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
The best thing about dragonflies is that they make great topics for informational texts. Get those readers excited with a fun and interesting insect-related text passage that can help them increase their comprehension skills. As children...
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Mealworms

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Crawl into the world of the darkling beetle with this scientific investigation. Watch as the insects move through the larval, pupal, and adult stages of life, recording observations along the way. Discuss the necessities of life as young...
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Beneficial Bug Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Many people think of bugs as annoying pests to be squashed, but most insects and spiders are beneficial, eating the actual pests or pollinating plants. After reviewing some of the common bugs in your area (they may differ from those...
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Bug Me While I'm Eating!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore nutritional value of insects as food, and compare the nutritional value of insects with that of their favorite foods by completing a table.
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Lesson: While You Were Sleeping....

For Teachers K - 5th
Imagine you are a bug living on a leaf in the painting, Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase by Maria van Oosterwyck. This is what you'll tell your class as they analyze the lovely image. They list details in the painting, find two insects in...
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Bug's Eye View

For Teachers K - 5th
Investigate the life of bugs and how they interact with the environment in this integrated science and language arts lesson. Young scientists construct mini environments in cages in order to make observations. This data forms the basis...
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Butterfly Quest

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
This worksheet calls for young scientists to create a diagram of a butterfly's life cycle and then answer a series of short-answer and fill-in -the-blank questions. The questions are broken down by the stages of a butterfly's life cycle:...
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Feelin' Buggy

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Feelin' buggy? Your young learners will be after this awesome inquiry-based interdisciplinary lesson. Your class will explore insects while also practicing descriptive writing as they compare and contrast the sight, smell, and touch...
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Conservation in Small Spaces: Plant-Insect Interactions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore ways that plants and insects impact each other, identify how different types of mouthparts allow insects to use plants in different ways, and design an insect and a plant to demonstrate mutualism.
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Did You Know?

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Learn how to spot termite damage with an informational paragraph and writing prompt. After reading some facts about termites, write a story about alerting your parents to termite damage in your new house.
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The Pollinator

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
What do bees and children have in common? They both love their sweets. Decorate a flower pot or bucket to look like a brightly colored flower and fill it with wrapped candy and cheese puffs. Have learners reach into grab the candy,...
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Fabulous Fireflies

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Bring the magic of fireflies to your classroom! Using a toilet paper tube, wiggly eyes, and yellow (or glow-in-the-dark) paint, you can make your own firefly.
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The Working Tools of Insects

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
The animal kingdom is full of interesting organisms that have unique ways of surviving. Children read about different insects that have special tools for building homes and protecting themselves. When finished, learners identify the main...
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Bee Pollen Popular

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
The world would be a much different place without the help of pollinators. Read about the important role bats, hummingbirds, and various insects play in plant reproduction, exploring the interdependence of living things in an ecosystem....
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Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Do your young readers know that poems can be performed as a team? They listen to a few examples from Paul Fleischman's book Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, paying attention to how the how readers work together. They examine the...
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Insects

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
It's a fact: kids love bugs! With this instructional activity, young learners explore reading informational texts and conducting research while learning about their favorite insects. Spark learners' interest by reading a book about one...
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Bug Work

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore the life cycles of insects and how they interact with each other in the prairie to create a healthy ecosystem and viable food chain. They list animals or insects in their own community that are similar to the prairie...
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Insects Word Wall

For Teachers K - 1st
In this vocabulary worksheet, students analyze 40 word and picture cards to learn the names of common insects. One set is in color, the other is black and white. These cards are intended to be used on a word wall.
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Did You Know?

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Have you ever been bitten by a mosquito? Learn about mosquitoes and why they need water, nectar, and blood to survive with an informative worksheet. Then, write a few paragraphs explaining what a mosquito is to a space alien.
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Singing Crickets

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Scientific exploration often starts with a big question. The big question learners are going to explore is: "Do both male and female crickets chirp?" The class will pose and test a hypothesis based on the singing habits of these insects...
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Did You Know?

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Fireflies are fun to watch, and are interesting to learn about too! After reading some facts about fireflies, write a few sentences about why fireflies are also called lightning bugs.
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Active Ants

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Investigate the interesting world of insects this with fun activity. Using old soda bottles and some sand, help young learners build their very own ant farms, allowing them to observe the intricate system of tunnels ants build. Consider...
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Pop-Up Wildlife Mural

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students research life in a rainforest including plants, animals, insects, climate. They discover reasons for the importance of rainforests to the Earth's environment. Students work as a group to create a large 3-D rainforest scene that...
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Worry-Free Colonies

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Sometimes it's hard to find a good research topic. Look no further! Here your class can research insects that live in colonies. The class will be split into four groups. They will be assigned jobs and a target insect. Groups will use a...
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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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Pond Life Word Search

For Students 6th
In this pond environment worksheet, 6th graders search for 55 science words which are hidden in the word search puzzle. The words include insects which live in pond environments.
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Classifying Plants and Insects

For Teachers K - 12th
Art and science come together in a lesson based on Flower Still Life by Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder. Learners classify plants and insects in the painting by color, leaf shape, size, reproduction, and season of bloom.
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The Magic School Bus in a Beehive

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students learn along with Ms. Frizzle's class. In this Magic School Bus lesson plan, students dance the Honey-Bee-Bop to communicate the location of hidden flowers.
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Interesting Insects

For Students 4th - 7th
In this insects instructional activity, students read about insects and then answer the 10 questions pertaining to what they just learned. The answers are on the last page.
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A Bug's Life

For Students 6th - 8th
In this biology worksheet, learners create a presentation for a museum about the children they encounter during their journey as an insect. They identify the types of food the insect eats and its habitat. Students also describe their...
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Birds & Caterpillars

For Students 6th - 9th
In this biology worksheet, students explain the use of camouflage as a defense mechanism. Then they list examples of insects that use camouflage to protect them from predators. Students also identify and name other types of defense...
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It's (Not) Just a Bug: Simulating Invasive Insect Predation on a Plant Population

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students reflect on challenges that face farmers in cultivating crops, including insects. They then simulate how crops are affected by native and non-native insect populations and the options farmers have to protect their crops. Finally,...
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I Wonder What the Manduca Life Cycle Looks Like

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students create their own insect, build a model of it and explain its life cycle.
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Life Cycles

For Teachers K - 4th
Students identify life stages of four different Iowa insects, and care for and observe the life cycle of one species.
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Ladybugs, Ladybugs, Ladybugs

For Teachers K - 5th
Those lovely ladybugs are so cute, and so very useful! Use a short unit to explore insect anatomy, the ladybug life cycle, and the help ladybugs provide organic farmers. The unit is comprised of four short thirty-minute lesson plans that...
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Bugs

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
This is not just a worksheet, but an entire set of activities and worksheets that can accompany any unit on bugs or insects. Little learners will hone early math and literacy skills as they create mini-books, discriminate between big and...
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Life Cycle of a Flowering Plant

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The development of the male and female gametes in a plant is illustrated, explaining plant fertilization, pollination, and reproduction. Overall, get a complete picture of the life cycle of a flowering plant with some wonderful details...
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Insect Anatomy

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
A wonderful lesson plan on the many benefits of having spiders and bugs around us. Learners discover how important these bugs are to our ecosystem. The lesson helps young biologists see the differences between spiders and caterpillars,...
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Edible Bug Project

For Teachers K
Students recognize the characteristics of insects.  In this edible bugs lesson, students observe the body parts of an insect.  Students create an edible insect using a grape, carrot sticks and sorrel stems and leaves.  Students share the...
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Please, Bug Me!

For Teachers 1st
The study of insects and their needs is the focus of this fine science lesson. First graders get into groups of six students, and share everything they know about three insects they are given pictures of. In the computer lab, they access...
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Metamorphosis

For Teachers K - 6th
Students complete a unit about the insect metamorphosis process. They read and discuss a handout and sequence the events of metamorphosis for a variety of insects. Students also view and hold a tobacco hornworm, and complete a...
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Pasta Metamorphosis

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Pupils create the different life stages of insects by using different shaped pastas. For this life stages lesson plan, students include 4 life stages with their pasta.
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Insects

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students read books, learn about the letter i, and eat raisins that represent ants all to learn about insects. In this insects lesson plan, students also observe an ant farm and play follow the leader.
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Acrostic Poem: Fly

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this poetry writing worksheet, students write an acrostic poem about a fly. Students use the letters in FLY to begin each new line of poetry.
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Eyewitness Insect Video Quiz

For Students 5th - 7th
In this insect worksheet, students answer 12 multiple choice questions after watching a video about insects. Topics include structures of insects, characteristics of insects, termites, crickets and beetles and the process of metamorphosis.
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Draw a Animal Picture - ELL

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this ELL animal vocabulary worksheet, students find pictures of the animals and insects in the dictionary. Students then use the picture dictionary to help them solve the riddles and write the answers on the lines.
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Getting to Know "Aquatic Fish Foods"

For Students 5th - 12th
In this fish worksheet, students access a website to learn more about the common insects eaten by fish. Then students draw and label three types of insect life cycles. This worksheet has 10 true or false questions and 3 drawings.
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Using the Simple Present Verb Tense- Animal Activities

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this verb tense worksheet, students complete 8 sentences using one of three choices that describe animal activities that use the simple present verb tense. They choose from activities that bees, rabbits, horses, mice, and dogs take...
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Arthropods, Insects, Arachnids, and Crustaceans

For Students 6th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, learners read about arthropods and some of the different species that fit into this classification. They then answer 13 questions about what they just learned. The answers are on the last page of the packet.
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Ladybug Identification

For Students 6th - 9th
For this ladybug pattern identification worksheet, students count and record the number of spots on the elytra of 13 ladybug species.
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The Grouchy Ladybug

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore insects. They discuss various insects and what they look like. Students read "The Grouchy Ladybug." Students summarize the important parts of the story. They create a bug mobile of insects that were in the book.
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Stream Watch

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars discuss why it is important to take care of streams, what is non-point source and point source pollution, what are some causes of pollution in streams, and what can we do to prevent some of these causes of pollution? They...
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Spot Identification of Some of the Most Common Insect Orders

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students investigate the basic characteristics of insect orders and develop short-cut techniques to identify insects into twelve of the most common orders. They use captured specimens and photographs to practice identification and then...
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Life Cycles

For Teachers 2nd
Using computers, Students work in small groups and progress through the roles of Explorer, Researcher, Designer, and Evaluator as they study the life cycle of plants, insects, butterflies and frogs.
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Cricket Dissection

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct an experiment to test the effects of various chemicals on breathing and to practice animal dissection. They carefully dissect house crickets to identify the breathing structures and determine their rate of respiration....
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I've Got You Under My Skin

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Young scholars examine bark beetle galleries, discuss interdependence between insects, trees, and people, and research to determine causes of other tree damage.
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INSECTS

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders select, collect, and classify various insects by constructing an apparatus from materials that aid in the capture and containment of the insect.
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Interesting Insects

For Teachers 2nd
Students discover the characteristics of insects. They explore insects through cooperative learning, group projects, hands on activities, and poetry. They gain knowledge of insect life cycles, habitat, and physical characteristics.
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Let the Bugs do the Rhyming

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students listen to limericks and write their own about a favorite insect.
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Colombia Biodiversity

For Teachers K
How diverse is the rainforest? How much more diverse is a rain forest than a temperate forest? Explore these focus questions in a lesson plan that explores the plants, animals, and insects in forests. After listening to a reading about...
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Egg Carton Buggy Mobile

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Craft paper, string, and clean egg cartons are used to create super cute bug mobiles. Included are instructions and images to assist you in guiding your class through the process of making these very cool mobiles. The project would be a...
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Insects A-Z!

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Alphabet insects! Who has ever heard of such a thing? Get ready because your class is going to research insects that start with a specific letter of the alphabet. In small groups, they'll use the Internet and reference texts to locate...
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Beneficial Bug Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Going on a scavenger hunt sounds like a great way to spice up any lesson plan. To better understand how beneficial insects are, the class goes outdoors to search for and observe a bug that has big benefits. Included in the lesson are...
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Field Guide to Schoolyard Insects and Their Relatives

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Sometimes all you need to complete your perfect lesson plan is an awesome hands-on learning experience. Here is an extension activity that is sure to excite your learners. They'll head outside to observe the local insect community. When...
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Butterflies and Bugs

For Teachers 2nd
Symmetry, line, shape, art, and math are all connected through a fun hands-on craft. Included are instructions to a classic activity, where learners create butterflies to show symmetry in nature and then discuss symmetry in math. It is...
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Insects?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Can you tell the difference between a bug and an insect? Aren't they the exact same thing? Let your learners explore, identify, classify, and document the differences they see in bugs and insects. The activity sheet suggests several...
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Insects Hunt

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
There is nothing more exciting for a child than going outdoors to explore a concept or idea. Take your second graders to the school play yard so they can locate and observe insects. The activity sheet includes two diagrams showing the...
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Torn Insect Art

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Sometimes the best way to drive home a concept is through an art project. Here is a quick and easy activity that can help learners remember or become more familiar with the parts on an insect's body. They tear brightly colored paper into...
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Termites: Appetite for Destruction

For Students 4th - 6th
Nearly any text can be used to facilitate reading comprehension. Insects, specifically termites, are the topic of this well-written informational reading passage. Learners will be introduced to the types of foods termites eat, their...
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Troublesome Termites

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Those pesky insects can eat you out of house and home. Here is a really fun hands-on craft activity with a buggy theme. It includes a few fun termite facts and the instructions needed to create larger than life termites on a log.
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African Beetles Beat the Heat in the Sahara Desert

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Three thousand plant species light up Africa's Karoo Desert for merely two weeks of the year. Compare and contrast the Karoo geography with that of the Sahara to highlight the difference just a few extra centimeters of rain can have on a...
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Amazing Cicada Life Cycle

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learn how a cicada might stay in its pupa state for as long as 17 years. From its pupa state to adult reproduction, this clip shows the insect life cycle. Excellent narration and amazing photography make this a wonderful addition to your...
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If the Forests Could TAlk

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders research insects using the internet sites provided. They research the role of insects as pollinators for plants, and the impact they have on our ecosystem. They participate in various activities/centers utilizing the facts...
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Bug Detective

For Students 3rd - 4th
What happens when a living thing dies? After reading a paragraph of background knowledge on the life cycle of bugs, third and fourth graders work through four clues to figure out which bug is which. When they finish, they can study the...
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Mosquitoes

For Students 4th - 5th
After reading a short paragraph about mosquitoes, learners write down four important roles a mosquito plays in the environment. They research three diseases that mosquitos spread and write down how the diseases affect humans. Finally,...
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What Flies?

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Young learners consider what flies and what kinds of sounds airplanes, animals, etc. make when they fly. They also get to generate a brainstorm list. Children discuss what the categories should be once the list is completed. Some really...
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General Science Questions 1

For Students 4th - 5th
Here is a "potpourri-style" worksheet that covers many science topics. Youngsters answer 10 questions about a variety of science themes, draw the other half of an insect, and perform a math problem asking how many legs 2,313 insects...
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Iridescent Insects

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students examine how some insects change colors as they move to camoflauge themselves. Using the internet, they examine their favorite one more closely and make an outline of the body on construction paper. To end the lesson, they add...
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Who am I?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Here is a colorful worksheet that has learners identify 16 different kinds of insects. Each insect has an accurate and colorful drawing associated with it. The insect names are at the bottom of the worksheet, and pupils must match up...
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Bug Snack

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create an insect out of food.  In this insect characteristics lesson, students review the 3 body parts of an insect and use various foods to create a sample insect.  Students learn a song about insect body parts.
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Build Your Own Insect Trap

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students ask testable questions. They explain the relationship between insect behavior and insect trapping techniques. Students design their own insect traps to collect a new unknown insect, in the same way that entomologists collect the...
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Which One is an Insect?

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this science worksheet, learners categorize 18 words as either insects or not insects. Students write the words in a two-column chart under the correct category.
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Just Plain Buggy: Art and Science

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Budding artists explore the shapes and parts that make insects so fascinating to study, then use what they see to create original insect inspired designs. They use wax, dye, and fabric to create their designs.
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Life Cycle

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
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...
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Ants

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Ants are a common example to use when conducting lessons on insects, and if your youngsters are squeamish, this is a way to introduce them without actually bringing them into the classroom! Viewers of this PowerPoint learn about the...
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Small Creatures in the Home

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
I suppose there are a lot of different creatures that dwell in our homes. You and your class can learn about the various insects, bugs, and spiders that call our houses home. The house fly, furniture beetle, silver fish, clothes moth,...
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Butterflies

For Teachers 3rd
Butterflies and moths are the stars of this biology resource. In it, learners see how to distinguish a butterfly from a moth. They discover new vocabulary, perform an experiment, and do some coloring on pages that are embedded in the...
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Spider Watching

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Spiders are creepy, crawly - and interesting! Young entomologists learn about parts of a spider's body, their habitats, ways spiders catch their prey, and what they most like to eat. Some excellent art activities are included in the plan...
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Feelin' Buggy

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners discuss five senses, compare and contrast human and insect senses, use adjectives to describe things they touch, smell, and see, and write stories in first person describing what it would be like to be size of insect.
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Endangered Species in the Sonoran Desert

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify and explain some caused of endangerment and extinction for species as well as explain the effects of extinction on an ecosystem. Teachers use this lesson plan before teaching students about collecting insects or plants.
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What Is An Insect?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars observe the body shapes and parts of a variety of insects. They compare their insect cut-outs with the real insects to look for characteristics that are not represented on the cut-outs. Pupils examine pictures of animals...
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Do new kinds of insects appear after soil modification?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore and experiment with the concept do new kinds of insects appear after soil modification. They assess and review scientific methods of observation, predicting, variables, math skills, ratio, proportions, graphs and the art...
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Butterflies

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
For this science and reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 1 page detailed passage about butterflies. Students then answer 7 questions.
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Everyday Insects

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discuss job of entomologists, explore characteristics of insects, examine various orders of insects, discuss part insects play in world, and construct their own insects out of pipe cleaners, wire wings, and wood dowels.
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Insect Investigation

For Teachers 1st
Investigation is a brilliant way to spark scientific inquiry. First graders will identify, research, and report what they have learned about a mysterious bug found on the playground. They will use multimedia resources for research and...
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Animals of Utah

For Teachers 3rd
Providing an attractive and engaging review of animals, and their classifications, this presentation could be used as part of a science lesson. There is not a lot of information on each slide, but this could be augmented. A teacher may,...
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Insect Body Parts and their Functions

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore all the parts of an insects body and assess their specific functions. They review an extensive vocabulary list of terms and then relate the parts of an insect to those of a human being. Dragonfly Poetry is also taught...
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Poems: insects

For Students 2nd
In this poems worksheet, 2nd graders read the poems about insects and write about them. Students also write their own poem and draw a picture.
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Pollination Parties!

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students conduct research on a specified plant and how it is pollinated. In this pollination instructional activity, students discover how bees pollinate plants and make life better for humans.  After completing research, individuals...
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The Risk-Benefit Factor Challenging Our Environment

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the factors that are contributing to the degrading of the Earth's environment. In groups, they analyze the types of hazards when dealing with pests and give an example of each. For each situation given, they...
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Comparing Incomplete to Complete Metamorphosis

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discover the varying stages of metamorphosis as they occur in the insect community. After a brief lecture, students identify the various stages of metamorphosis that insects experience. They complete a worksheet matching a...
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Unit 21 Terrariums

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The history of terrariums and how to construct one are presented in this PowerPoint. Each important step aspect of terrarium care is discussed: selecting a container, drainage, soil, types of plants, and maintenance. You will want to...
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Insects and Pollination

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore pollination. In this pollination lesson, students get into small groups and physically act out the role of insects in pollination. Students then write or draw what they learned about pollination.
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Plan, Do, Review...What's Bugging You?

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Young scholars explore insects through literacy, In this literacy activity, students discover the characteristics of ladybugs and gain information from the text, "The Grouchy Ladybug". Young scholars go on a "bug hunt".
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Insect Collection

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils investigate about various biological aspects of life, while examining desert insect species. They see the diverse range of species that live in the desert, despite the apparent lack of life in the desert. students tocomprehend the...
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Discovering the Oasis

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students focus on the types of vegetation and animal life living around local water sources. This lesson can be adapted to any local water source, whether it be a lake, a river, stream or ocean. It has a particular focus on the bird...
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Meadows Observations

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate and examine the different living things they find in a meadow. Students record the different colors that are present and create a graph, identify and label parts of a plant, use a magnifying lens to examine all ...
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Insect Classification

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students compare and contrast the visible structures of three insects based on photographs. They differentiate characteristics of crane flies, ants, and wasps then create a simple classification system.
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Megabeasts

For Students 3rd - 7th
Create larger-than-life insects for the classroom. Bugs are usually pretty small, but during the Jurassic period they were huge. Kids use diagramming and scale conversion to enlarge a modern day insect so that it is as big as its ancient...
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Piece by Piece

For Students 1st - 6th
Put an insect together piece by piece with a fun and artistic puzzle project. To increase small group collaboration, learners use photos of insects cut into one-inch squares to create an enlarged puzzle version of the image. Extension...
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Field Guide to Schoolyard Insects and Their Relatives

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Flower Pollination

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Since plants can't move themselves in order to reproduce, they must rely on the wind and insects. This quick clip talks about features that attract insects. It does cut off abruptly.
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Lady Bug at 7000 FPS

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Watch a ladybug slowly open its wings and take flight! This little miracle is extremely slowed down so that you can see what actually happens when a ladybug flies away. Show to your biology class when reviewing insects and bugs.
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Why and Where Do Butterflies Migrate

For Teachers K
Students investigate butterfly migration. In this butterfly lesson, students discuss butterfly migration, Monarch butterflies, and milkweed. Students locate milkweed locations on a map and locate the migration patterns of Monarchs....
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'Don't Let the Bugs Bite' Challenge

For Students 2nd - 4th
For this insect facts worksheet, students respond to 11 multiple choice questions that require them to exhibit what they know about insects.
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Intriguing Insects

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students record their observations when they examine bugs and beetles. Using the internet, they research the function of each of the parts of certain insects and identify the location of their organs. To end the lesson, they draw a...
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Insect Symmetry

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learners explore symmetry in the insect world, comparing and contrasting insects and their symmetrical bodies and wings. They draw symmetrical insects, identifying body parts and explore nature's examples of symmetry. Afterward, they...
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Bugs, Bugs, Everywhere!

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students collect and compare bugs using magnifying lenses and graph data based on their comparisons. In this bugs lesson plan, students also make an aspirator by using a jar, tubing, and screen.
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Animals A to Z: Ladybug

For Students 3rd
In this ladybug activity, 3rd graders will read 10 facts about a ladybug to gain an understanding of the insect's characteristics. Students will locate 10 errors of punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and grammar.
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'Don't Let the Bugs Bite' Alphabet Activity

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this bugs vocabulary activity learning exercise, students examine 25 insect-related terms and then put those terms into alphabetical order.
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Insects Crossword

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this insects instructional activity, students read 10 clues pertaining to insects. Students choose the words from the word box that match the clues and fit them into the crossword puzzle.
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'Don't Let the Bugs Bite' Word Search

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this bugs word search worksheet, students locate and identify 25 insect-related words within the word search puzzle.
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Garden Pests and Problems: Insect Show and Tell

For Students 2nd - 6th
Which bugs are beneficial? Choose one of the bugs listed on the assignment sheet, and write a report about it! You can choose from lady beetles, robber flies, assassin bugs, etc. This is a thorough assignment sheet to distribute to your...
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Invent an Insect

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
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...
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Are You One of Us?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Young scholars compare and contrast insects and arthropods, identifying characteristics of each. In groups, they sort pictures of arthropods into the five different classes of arthropods. They also sort pictures into insect and...
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A Day in the life of...

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students read about and study insects--their distinguishing characteristics, habitats, camouflage methods, defense mechanisms, etc. They draw pictures and write a story from the viewpoint of an insect and share their pictures and stories...
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The Art of Flying: Insects

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students study insects. They examine how insect wings operate and make a model airplane that mimics the way insect wings operate as the insect is flying. They compare and contrast different kinds of insect wings and color a page of...
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Are You One Of Us?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discover how to classify things based on their similarities and differences. Students give the characteristics of insects and create a classification list. Given examples of various types of insects, students classify them...
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Creativity and Butterflies

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students study insects and butterflies. They perform activities to explore the facts about the insect or butterfly. Students write poems, create books, or make a model of the insects.
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MicroHike

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students observe insects in a small area. They calculate the number of insects in a large area as well. They share their calculations and observations with the class.
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Survival Hunt

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students search for yarn representing insects on school grounds. They discuss which colors where found more frequently and why after the experiment. They use their math skills to determine percentages.
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I Wonder What Other Dangerous Diseases Insects Spread...

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers 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.
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I Wonder How Fast Manduca Grows Compared To Me

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students study the Manduca bug and its growth data. They look for patterns and compare their own growth rate to that of the Manduca.
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Seeing is Believing .... Or Is It?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students look critically at digital photographs, line drawings, and cartoon images in order to comprehend the differences between exact and exaggerated representation. They create their own drawings and cartoons based on their...
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Creepy Crawlers

For Teachers K
Students study insects and spiders, and answer questions about the insects they have studied. They complete an insect word search, praying mantis color sheet, and spider and insect Venn diagram. They finish up with a trip to the local...
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Insect Survival

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Young scholars compare and contrast different types of insects. They identify characteristics that help them survive. They describe an appropriate environment for their insects.
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Where Are the Bugs?

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Pupils 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...
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Guided Reading: Insects

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Explore a non-fiction book by discussing vocabulary terms and exploring the diagrams. Young readers discuss the key points from the story. Students answer questions comparing insects,observe the diagrams to identify the parts of the...
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Going Buggy: Lesson 3: Bees

For Teachers K
Students review the characteristics of insects they have already been introduced to. As a class, they are introduced to the characteristics of bees and what it can do instead of sting. To end the lesson, they discuss how plants and...
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Insects

For Teachers K - 2nd
Introduce your unit on insects with this six-slide PowerPoint presentation. Characteristics of an insect are briefly discussed, including two informative diagrams. Tip: After showing this presentation, ask students to share what they...
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The Happy Game: Insects

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young students will love learning with this fun and animated game. They feed the 'Happy Head' by answering questions about insects correctly. This game would be great as a science review or as a way for students to test what they know...
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Butterflies

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students explore the wonders of butterflies. In this butterfly lesson plan, students read the book entitled My Butterfly Book and discuss the characteristics of butterflies. Students also practice the letter B, the number 9, the heart...
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Shake It!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine plants and insects. In this plant activity, students explore their surroundings on a nature walk. Students collect samples of plants and determine the different insects present.
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Insect Monitoring

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students practice the scientific method in the classroom, either in preparation or as a substitution for real-world field experience. They examine a simulated biodiversity research situation, using a "mini-plot" or sampling square...
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Create A One Dimensional Insect

For Teachers All
Students identify parts of an insect. They complete the paper factory color blending and design. Students are exposed to fiction and nonfiction books (example: Bugsby by McGraw-Hill, The Honeycomb and the Robber by Eric Carle).
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Presto Change-o: Caterpillars to Butterflies

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students use the Internet to explore the four stages of a butterfly's life cycle. They make a model of a butterfly using macaroni, sticks and leaves.
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Venn Diagram-Compare 2 Insects

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this Venn diagram worksheet, students compare and contrast 2 insects of their choice. This can be used as a discussion topic about insects.
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Arthropod Coloring Worksheet

For Students 6th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, learners color and label the different parts of arthropods. They complete 63 short answer and fill in the blank questions on arthropods.
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Legs

For Teachers K - 1st
Students read a story about insect legs. In this guided reading lesson, students do a picture walk to make predictions about the story. Students point to words as they read them to show understanding of  1-1 word correspondence. Students...
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Insect Models

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students construct an insect model. For this "insects" science and art lesson, students complete a KWL chart about 'insects," then view several interactive websites to become familiar with insect traits. Students construct an insect...
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Bug Sweep

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students observe and categorize insects. In this insects science lesson, students create a bug catcher out of a coat hanger and plastic bag, then collect bugs from the schoolyard. Students count and categorize the insects according to...
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Build an Anchialine Pond

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore biology by conducting a nature experiment. In this pond examination lesson, students utilize recycled materials, play-doh and water to recreate a pond and its inhabitants. Students identify the different elements within...
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Insects!

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore the diet of insects. In this "insects" biology lesson, students take a nature walk and collect various natural materials they think may be eaten by insects. Students sort and classify these materials into three diet...
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Spiders: Parts and Webs

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students complete an inquiry assignment.  In this spider characteristics lesson, students review the parts of an insect, list similarities between insects and spiders, learn the parts of a spider and observe live spiders.
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Web of Life

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners construct a web of life. In this ecosystem lesson students are introduced to ecosystems and life cycles. Insects are the main focus.
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Insect Study: merit badge

For Students 5th - 12th
In this insects worksheet, students use their workbook to answer short answer questions about insects. Students complete 11 questions total to get their merit badge.
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What's Bugging You?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate insects. In this parts of a whole, 2nd graders discuss what the three body parts of an insect are as well as the antenna. Students create their own insect labeling each body part and antenna.
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Investigating Interesting Insect Information

For Students 5th - 6th
For this investigating interesting insect information worksheet, students answer 28 short answer questions about insects.  This page includes several links to helpful web resources.
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Water Wonders

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore hydrology concepts. For this environment and biology lesson, students identify and describe macroinvertebrates using a variety of pictures and resources. Students observe and write about a classroom aquarium in which...
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So You Think You're Tough

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders learn how to classify animals. In this invertebrates activity, 4th graders discuss how we classify thinks into groups and move into a discussion about classifying animals. Students learn about the differences between...
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We Are All In This Together

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students complete a variety of activities centering around insects. In this insects education lesson, students read People by Peter Spier and discuss the similarities and differences among people. Students gather and explore materials...
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The Wonderful Praying Mantis

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students learn about the praying mantis and the cockroach.  In this insects activity, students watch a video about insects, read an article about insects and brainstorm characteristics of praying insects.  Students label the parts of the...
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Discovering Insects

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students view the book Have You Seen Bugs? and discuss the book.  In this insect activity, students list bugs names from the book. Students hunt for plastic bugs hidden by the teacher. Students maintain quiet while looking for the bugs...
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Butterfly and Moth Glyph

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore moths.  In this cross-curriculum moths and reading comprehension lesson, students observe pictures of two types of moths and generate statements about  their observations.  Students choose a moth cut-out and add shapes...
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What is Complete Metamorphosis?

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students complete science experiments to learn about metamorphosis. For this metamorphosis lesson plan, students review insect concepts and metamorphosis vocabulary. Students complete several experiments using butterflies, mealworms, and...
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Eyewitness Video: Insects

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this facts about insects worksheet, learners view the Eyewitness video and answer comprehensive questions by filling in the blanks, writing short answers, and making lists. Students write 17 answers.
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Get to Know- Insects, Spiders and Others

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students investigate live insects. In this insects and spiders lesson, students work in groups to explore the outdoors and capture insects. Students observe, discuss and record information about the insects they discover. Students...
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Imaginary Insect Zoo

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners construct imaginary insects. In this insect lesson, students will discover the anatomy of their favorite insect and apply it to their own creation. Student will write a description of their model, and put the insect models...
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Buzzing is BEE-lieving

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate insects. In this insect instructional activity, students explore various insect models and identify the characteristics of each. Students observe insects outside and tally how many insects they observe.
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The Greatest Show on Earth: The World's Smallest Animals

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students create instruments to capture different types of insects. In 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...
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Insect Inquiries

For Teachers 1st - 10th
Learners explore the topic of insects. In this biology lesson plan, students develop a curiosity about the insect world. Learners will collect and observe insects native to the area.
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The Magic School Bus Gets Ants in Its Pants

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students learn along with Ms. Frizzle's class. In this Magic School Bus lesson plan, students observe ants doing some tasks by making them a temporary indoor home.
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Activity Plan 5-6: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students become entomologists for a day. In this life science lesson, students go on an insect hunt and investigate insects and their homes. This leads to the creation of an insect by each student. Lesson includes a take-home activity...
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Arthropod Coloring

For Students 9th - 12th
In this arthropod worksheet, students compare and contrast the different animals found in the Phylum Arthropoda: insects, arachnids, and crustaceans. Students complete 8 fill in the blank statements and color illustrations.
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Arthropod Rhymes

For Students 9th - 12th
In this arthropods worksheet, high schoolers read rhymes about arthropods and use the science terms they have learned to answer the question following the rhyme. This worksheet has 12 fill in the blank questions.
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Bugs Worksheet - What Bugs Do

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this bug themed learning exercise, students will examine seven bugs and seven descriptions and then determine which bug matches each description.
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Going Buggy? Scavenger Hunt

For Students 4th - 6th
In this insects worksheet, students utilize the Internet to access a specific website to locate the answers to five short answer questions involving insects.
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Cool Ants

For Students 4th - 5th
In this science worksheet, students make observations of ants and how they change their behavior according to the temperature of the environment.
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Insects Accordion Book

For Students K
For this book-making worksheet, students cut and paste groups of insects to the correct number and description. Students cut and fold the papers to make an accordion style number book.
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Insects Collection

For Students K - 2nd
In this insect labeling instructional activity, learners will cut out and fold a box pattern. Then students will color, cut out and glue insect patterns in the box. Finally, learners will cut out and glue labels to name each insect.
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Insect Report

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this insect report planning worksheet, students choose an insect, research facts, and begin to write a report. Students draw a diagram of its life cycle.
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Inventing Insects

For Teachers K
Students explore the world of insects and discover what it might be like to live like one. They create an insect with physical characteristics and demonstrate how it moves. Students also compare and contrast insects to spiders and how...
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The Insect World

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars investigate how insects communicate since they cannot use their mouths for producing sound like humans can. In small groups, they devise a way to make an insect-like sound using body parts other than their mouths or...
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Creepy, Crawly Critters

For Teachers K - 4th
Young scholars study characteristics of insects by creating models from an assortment of materials. They create rubrics showing what an insect must have and create an insect, using a bag of materials. They cut out the puzzle insects...
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Bugs

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students participate in an after school program that promotes communications skills, hypothesizing, exploring, recording of data, leadership roles and making comparisons. They explore the world of insects, where they come from, how they...
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Create An Insect

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a new species of insect. They create a list of insect characteristics and use this as a springboard to draw an insect of their own. Students write a brief descriptive paragraphs about their insect, giving particular...
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Smile...you're on Insect Camera!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars study insects. They go on an outdoor insect outing and look for insects in a variety of places--in the air, under rocks, on leaves, in water, etc. They record information about the insects they find, including habitat,...