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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 them into the mysterious world of molting insects.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Take a nature walk and look for insects that go through or are going through metamorphosis
  • Find a video that demonstrates the life cycle of a butterfly or grasshopper to accompany the lesson
  • Showcase the vocabulary words on a word wall 
Classroom Considerations

  • Review and acquire the materials for the life cycle mobile ahead of time
  • The fourth lesson of six that focuses on integrated pest management and insect anatomy

  • The 26-page packet comes with the unit plan, multiple worksheets, vocabulary, an answer key, a craft activity, and background information for teachers
  • Graphics and images accompany the information and worksheets to enhance the learning experience

  • None
Common Core