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Insects – Teacher Resources

Bugs are fascinating creatures. Explore all sorts of creepy crawlers with insect lessons, printables, and quizzes for elementary, intermediate, and secondary school students. You'll find a variety of cross-curricular activities on these invertebrates that connect science with art, math, language arts, and social studies. From printables on the life cycle of butterflies to a ladybug science activity to a spiders quiz, there are many diverse resources on nature to keep students' interest.

DK Worksheets

Insect Worksheets
More DK Worksheets

Technology Resources

Insects on the Internet
Microscopic Organisms
Kaufman Focus Guides by Kenn Kaufman

Bulletin Board Ideas

Insects Bulletin Board Example
Insects Bulletin Board
Ladybug Pattern

Printables

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Animal Apartments
Body Parts of an Ant
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
Spring Crossword Puzzle I
Animal Habitat Crossword Puzzle
Vertebrates and Invertebrates Word Fill-In
More Popular Insect Printables

Lesson Plans

Life Cycle of Butterflies
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
Charlotte's Web Persuasive Letter
Camouflage
What Foods Attract Ants?
Butterfly Garden
Bug Buffet
More Insect Lesson Plans

Clip Art

Insect Habitats
Insect Coins
Stag Beetle
Grasshopper
Dragonfly
Butterfly
Horsefly
More Insect Clip Art

Insect Activities for Art, Music, & Drama

The Butterfly Story
Hey There, Stink Bug! Activity Guide
The Butterfly's Story
Imaginary Insect Zoo
Ralph Masiello's Bug Drawing Book Coloring Page
More Insect Activities for Art, Music, & Drama

Literature & Language Arts Activities on Insects

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Two Bad Ants Teacher's Guide
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities
Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy Activity Kit
Grossology
Ladybugs Reading Warm-Up
The Works of Eric Carle: Quiz & Answer Key
More Insect Activities for Literature & Language Arts

Insect Activities for Math Class

Place Value through Hundreds (Gr. 3)
Communities -- Teacher Checklist
Spider Count
Literature & Math: The Best Bug Parade & The ABCs of Art

Insects & Social Studies Connected

Second-Grade Soil Scientists
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears Word Puzzle
Science and Social Studies: Spiders
Communities Vocabulary
How the Chinese Use Insects
Kingfisher Knowledge Guide: Dangerous Creatures Teacher's Guide
Social Insects
More Insect Resources for Social Studies Class

Science Activities on Insects

A Butterfly's Life Cycle
The Ants Have It!
Bees
Butterflies and Moths
Animal Groups Matching
Planarians and Light
Dominant or Recessive?
More Science Activities on Insects

Earth Science Resources on Insects

Butterfly Facts and Questions
Butterfly Life Cycle Quiz
Spring Metamorphosis
Butterfly Mobile
How Do Animals Adapt to the Change of Seasons?
The First Insects
More Earth Science Resources on Insects

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