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  1. Bug Go- "Bug-go is designed to help the players learn to identify some insects while learning which insects are beneficial and interesting facts about others."
  2. Butterfly & Caterpillar- Investigate and understand basic needs and life processes of plants and animals. Plants and animals live and die (go through a life cycle) Off springs of plants and animals are similar but not identical to their parents and one another.
  3. Butterfly or Moth?- This lesson focuses on the how to differentiate butterflies from moths.
  4. Can You Identify Arthropods?- Through the observation process can you identify and classify arthropods?
  5. Choose an Insect- Students will write a short report addressing important facts about particular insects' lifestyle.
  6. Classroom Mascots- An insect unit isn't complete without live insects in the classroom. Many students like to bring insects for 'show and tell.'
  7. Crazy Critters- The purpose of this lesson is to allow students the opportunity to explore and collect insects from a local park. The students will return to class and record the habitat in which the insect lived.
  8. How Fast Do Ants Go?- This activity is designed so students can make discoveries about some important aspects of biology as a science.
  9. Insect Condominiums- The student will use problem solving techniques and critical thinking skills in order to construct and maintain a home specifically suited to his/ her insect pet.
  10. Insect Modeling- Make some neat Insect models.
  11. Insect Survival: camouflage- The student will draw conclusions regarding the advantages of camouflage in nature; the student will also observe the consequences of environmental alteration, whether natural or man made, and the process of natural selection.
  12. Insects All Year- A lesson per month.
  13. Insects at Home- At the end of this activity the student will have searched their house and surrounding neighborhood for insects. The students will complete a chart that will help the students organize the name, physical description, location where found, and any unique characteristics of the insect.
  14. Insect Communication and Harmful Insects- Ask students to hypothesize how insects communicate. Do they communicate like humans?
  15. Insect Travel Brochure- This activity is intended to help students in understanding habitat, and the different producers and consumers within a habitat. This is an activity for seventh graders that will take 2-3 days to complete.
  16. Insects Throughout Time- This unit is comprised of a series of activities to have children discover the presence and importance of insects throughout history.
  17. Insects We Love and Hate- This lesson is about insects rather than parasites, but it teaches students about some insect parasites (e.g., mosquitoes and lice) as well as about insects in general.
  18. The Internal Anatomy of the Grasshopper- By identifying the internal anatomy of the grasshopper, the students will begin to discover that organisms have organs that function similar to those of humans.
  19. Ladybird Beetle Rearing- Activity.
  20. Learning in Cockroaches- To see, if by providing a positive stimulus, students can detect learning in cockroaches. A secondary purpose is to provide students with the opportunity to carefully observe and work with an insect they normally find offensive.
  21. Let's Create An Ecosystem- Introduce students to the concept of ecosystems by allowing student to create their own ecosystem in a jar.
  22. Little Me In A Big World- Over a three or four day period while looking at obstacles that humans and insects encounter, students will predict, observe and record strategies to overcome them using discussions, role play, and charts.
  23. Parts of a Dragonfly- Make a dragonfly model.
  24. Spiders and Insects- Students will be able to identify the characteristics of spiders and insects. They will be able to compare and contrast spiders and insects.
  25. Spooky Spiders
  26. Termite Trails- Students will observe the behavior of termites and draw conclusions about their behavior.
  27. Using Insects in the Classroom- The objectives of this page are to give educators basic information about insects and ideas on how to use insects in the classroom.
  28. What Are Ecosystems?- The student will be able to recognize and understand ecosystems.
  29. What Insect Am I- The students will be able to identify different types of insects as they process information given to them.
  30. Who Lives Here?- The students will participate in an activity that will reinforce the importance of adaptations and camouflage in a habitat.
  31. Zoo For Small Creatures

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