Billy Bear 4Kids Butterflies - An assortment of puzzles, worksheets, and lots of other ideas for any butterfly unit.
Blending Butterflies - A great activity from ScienceClass.net to explore the ways butterflies use camouflage to help them avoid predators! Also download the Butterfly Pattern page to use with this activity.
BugPeople.org - Explore this site for lesson ideas and bug-related activities!
CFAITC.org - What's Bugging You? (pdf) - Download this activity booklet for lesson ideas exploring those little things that bug us - pests.
Crickets in the Classroom - Visit this site for an assortment of ideas to use common field and house crickets to teach measurement and observation. The unit also includes basic information on cricket biology and introduces students to the scientific literature.
Discovery School Insect World - Information, lessons, and links for the Insect World video!
Entomological Society of America - Browse this webpage for a large collection of links for educational resources, games, insect information, and more!
Going Bug-gy - This site provides a collection of activities and resources (K-4) intended as an overview of the study of insects and bugs.
Insectclopedia -Visit this site for a large collection of links to insect lesson plans!
Insect Stamps - Visit this page to view the USPS stamp collection for insects (and a few spiders). The stamp images would be a great resource for a sorting activity to introduce classification.
Insect Lore - This page offers a few insect activities, such as Mealworm Habitats.
Iowa State Entomology Index - A collection of insect related resources for K-12 educators!
Kentucky Entomology for Kids - Visit this site for great resources from games to information. They offer newsletters, links, detailed information, and lots of fun things for kids! Don't miss the Bug-Go game!
Kid Zone: Adopt-An-Insect Links - Visit my page with links to excellent online resources for students (and teachers). In addition to general sites, I have selected links for each specific order.
MSU Pesticide Education - An assortment of links and lessons ideas have been provided at this site!
Orkin Learning Center - Explore this area of the Orkin website for lesson ideas for your insect unit. You can also schedule a visit from the Orkin man for your classroom!
Using Live Insects in the Classroom - Lesson plans (K-3), insect info pages, and other resources are available to help you bring bugs into your classroom!
Wings, Stings, and Leggy Things (Insects of Illinois) - A great resource for background information on insects as well as lesson ideas and puzzles. Visit Illinois Department of Natural Resource's online ordering page to find insect-related materials (activity books and posters) for your bug festival or classroom projects.
ZOOM Insect Printouts - Visit this page for coloring pages for a variety of insects.
Golden Guide Identification Guides - A great tool for young entomologists! Check the “New & Used” prices at Amazon to get a set for your classroom. Insects - ISBN: 030724055X Butterflies & Moths - ISBN: 1582381364
Insectaganza Excitement - Check out the four entomology manuals for K-6 students offered by the 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System! The set of 4 books costs $15.95 and a great value for all the information and activities included!
Insects: A Science Activity Book by Pat and Barbara Ward
Published by Mark Twain Media, Inc. (#CD-1813)
ISBN # - 1-58037-075-6
Insect Identification Guide by Gary A. Dunn and Dianna K. Dunn
Published by the Young Entomologists’ Society, ISBN #1-884256-16-3
Insects by Edward P. Ortleb and Richard Cadice
Published by Milliken Publishing Company, ISBN #1-55863-095-3
Insects Thematic Unit by Kathee Gosnell
Published by Teacher Created Materials, Inc., ISBN # 1-55734-592-9
Life Science by Daryl Vriesenga - A great resource for any 5-8 biology unit!
Published by Instructional Fair (#IF8756), Grand Rapids, MI
ISBN #: 0-88012-828-3
Mighty Miniatures: Introducing Young Entomologists by Michael Jeffords and Susan Post
Published by Illinois Natural History Survey, 607 E Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820
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