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A Taste of Blackberries: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Blackberry pie, blackberry cobbler ... what other recipes use blackberries? Scholars hunt for an interesting blackberry recipe to copy and share with friends after using the novel study for A Taste of Blackberries by Doris Buchanan...
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Masterpiece: Novel Study

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Scholars engage in vocabulary, reading comprehension, and language activities related to the novel Masterpiece by Elise Broach. Next, they gather four interesting facts about beetles before completing storyboards. 
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It’s a Goopy Mess When Pines and Beetles Duke it Out

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A few tiny western pine beetles bring down giant ponderosa pine trees every year. Learn about the battle between the pines and beetles and how each attempts to control the other. A 4-D video of the process comprises part of a larger...
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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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Insect Adventure, Part 2

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars look forward to using the pooter, otherwise known as an aspirator, to collect insects. The video demonstrates how to collect bugs in mesh nets, canvas nets, and in pooters to better study them. The second installment of a...
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Insect Adventure, Part 1

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered why scientists use rotten chicken liver? The video explains this and more on a Field Museum trip to a prairie. Brain Scoop presents the first part of their insect adventure as part of the playlist on Insects. 
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The Tiger Beetle

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Have you observed larvae hunting for prey? The tiger beetle larvae hunt in a way similar to the adults. These interesting insects star in the video produced by Brain Scoop; their unique habits and appearance enhance the Insect playlist.
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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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Beetles, Mites, Cockroaches Oh My!—Insect Collection Tour

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Field Museum houses 12 million insects. Brain Scoop presents the insect collection at the Field Museum as part of its Insect playlist. From brilliant purple beetles to tiny mites, all the way to giant cockroaches, the organization of...
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Watch Flesh-Eating Beetles Strip Bodies to the Bone

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A large beetle colony needs only one or two days to completely clean the bones of small animals. The video focuses on the dermestid beetles' flesh-eating abilities. Museums use these beetles to preserve specimens, leaving the most...
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Nature's Scuba Divers: How Beetles Breathe Underwater

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Some insects breathe air yet live underwater. The video explains how they carry air with them and the scientific principles behind this ability. It focuses on beetles and surface tension as the concept of nature's scuba divers becomes...
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The Bombardier Beetle And Its Crazy Chemical Cannon

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Named for the soldiers who operated artillery cannons, the bombardier beetle operates a cannon of its own. The video explains how it sets off a chemical reaction creating a small explosion they can aim at a predator. The evolution of the...
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Nature's Perfect Recycler

For Teachers 1st - 6th
What a great way to start a recycling lesson! Introduce your students to the dung beetle! They will get a kick out of "nature's perfect recycler," when they learn about the  scarab beetle's way of life: eating dung and rotting...
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How Do We Know These Beetles Are Safe to Use?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students evaluate the impact beetles have on plants. In groups, they select plants to expose to leaf-feeding beetles and place those beetles on the caged plants. They observe the beetles and discuss the insect and plant interaction...
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Beetle Rearing

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students investigate plants and the effects beetles have on the plants. In small groups, they collect plants and observe the beetles as they interact with the plants. They record the conditions including temperature, cloudiness, length...
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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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Survival of the Fittest -- Battling Beetles

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students experiment with traits. In this Science lesson, students test the strength of beetles using M&M candies in lieu of the insects. Students use the Hardy-Weinberg Equation to calculate possible offspring traits of further...
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A Symphony of Decomposers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners discover decomposition. In this environmental lesson, students explore different types of decomposers and their role within the ecosystem. Learners also discover how waste interferes with the decomposition process.
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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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I've Got You Under My Skin

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students examine bark beetle galleries, discuss interdependence between insects, trees, and people, and research to determine causes of other tree damage.
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Why Isn't the World Covered in Poop?

For Students 6th - 12th
Here's a resource that is definitely not a waste. Viewers learn about rollers, tunnelers, and dwellers, three types of dung beetle clean-up crews and the important roles they play in preventing global warming and in indicating the health...
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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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Biological Control of Purple Loosestrife

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the role of Purple Loosestrife in Illinois and Indiana rivers. In groups, they collect a wide variety of plants in a wetland and raise beetles in a controlled environment. They introduce the loosestrife into the...
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Beetle Pupa Metamorphoses Into Adulthood

For Teachers 1st - 5th
View a beetle wiggle out of its pupa shell into its full adult form. This clip includes good narration alongside clear description of the action taking place. It's not a pretty video but shows a vital part of the life cycle.