Entomology Teacher Resources

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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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4-H Entomology Project: Insect Collections

For Students 6th - 8th
Set your students on an exploration of insects with this resource. Learners can get ideas for experiments, investigations and much more. There are five tips for insect collection.  
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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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Studying Entomology

For Teachers 4th - 8th
You can use these ideas to discuss entomology in your classroom.
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Bug-O

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Middle school special education learners (moderate to severe) learn about insects by playing an entomological version of bingo. They cut out pictures of different bugs and glue them onto a grid. Place the game card inside a sheet...
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Animal Fact or Fiction?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Read and discuss the article "Welcome to Cicadaville (Enter at Your Own Risk)" to gain a better understanding around the confusion regarding cicadas and locust swarms. In groups your young analysts research statements about animals to...
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Cicadas: The Dormant Army Beneath Your Feet

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's the buzz that happens every 13 or 17 years? The emergence of the cicadas! This quick and flashy animation explains the lifecycle of these unusual insects and ponders the timing. On the host site, you will also find comprehension...
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Forensic Entomology: What the Blowfly Saw

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Learners read a paragraph describing various insects and decomposition rates, then fill in the table indicating when the three insects arrived or left the body. They write paragraphs explaining when the person died, and how they know.
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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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Wasps and Ladybugs

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Can a good bug ever become a bad bug? An elementary entomology resource explores what to do when too many ladybugs or too many bees are in your home and can become a problem.
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Science: Entomology in Action

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discover how coroners use insect life cycles to estimate the time of death in cases. they describe how forensic entomologists combine environmental factors with insect life cycles to note the changes. Students examine an...
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Forensic Sciences: A Crime Scene Investigation Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Mr. Bergman has been murdered and we need you to solve the crime! The cross-curricular unit covers 11 different types of forensic science and includes 17 activities. Scholars perform blood type analysis, blood spatter analysis, height...
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Bugs-Eye View

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students research different bugs and insects and write letters from bugs' and insects' points of view to humankind.
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Pollinator Habitats

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Young scholars read and discuss background information included with this lesson. They brainstorm the best sources for developing a list of native or migratory pollinators. Students work in groups to design habitats based on information...
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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 activity, 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...
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Insects: Bugs, Science, Entomology

For Teachers 7th - 12th
In this lesson, insects are explored through reading of children's literature, classifying insects versus non-insects, drawing and painting various insects, and learning how to clap to certain rhythms while reciting insect names.
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Be on the Lookout!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars create "Wanted" posters for destructive bugs. They practice research skills as they learn about the characteristics, diets, habitats, and habits of a variety of bugs.
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Trap Your Own Insects: What’s in Your Backyard?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Young entomologists construct three types of insect traps—pitfall, pollinator, and panel—before setting their traps out and observing what they caught. They then observe what types of insects the different traps attract.
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Why Are There so Many Insects?

For Students 3rd - 12th
Bugs! Bugs! Why are there so many bugs? Find out why is this short video.
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Insect Anatomy

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Young entomologists discover insect anatomy in a very detailed unit plan. Offering background information for teachers about various insects, class members explore the differences between bugs and insects—and yes, there are many...
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Metamorphosis

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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Too Much of a Good Thing?

For Students 4th - 5th
Continuing their study of beneficial insects, young entomologists discover where in the world some of these bugs are. By labeling, coloring, and using the scale on a map, pupils explore the territories and arrival of the Asian lady...
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Insect Adventure, Part 3

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
After scientists collect insects, what do they do with them? The final Brain Scoop video wraps up an adventure to a field to collect insects. It details how they sort, study, and pin insects for future study. An Insect playlist allows...
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Crystal and Her Water Beetles

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Water beetles live underwater their entire lives, getting air from a bubble they carry with them. The video, part of an Insect playlist by Brain Scoop, explains how they breathe and why they are fascinating for evolutionary studies. It...

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