World of Insects: Characteristics, Orders, and Collecting

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Every bug is an insect, but not all insects are bugs. A presentation lists the characteristics of insects, describes their body parts, and explains metamorphosis. It also details every order and includes photographs and multiple facts about each.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite someone with an insect collection, or a natural history museum guide, to share their collection of insects and discuss
  • Have each scholar select one insect order listed and draw a life cycle chart
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of body parts, insects, and taxonomy
Pros

  • Allows for editing to fit any curriculum
  • Highlights vocabulary words in red
Cons

  • None