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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

Ladybug Pattern
Insects Bulletin Board
Insects Bulletin Board Example

Printables

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Body Parts of an Ant
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
Animal Habitat Crossword Puzzle
Insects in the Garden
Spring Crossword Puzzle I
Are You an Ant? Teacher's Guide
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?
Bug Buffet
Butterfly Garden
More Insect Lesson Plans

Clip Art

Stag Beetle
Fossilized Dragonfly
Bristletail
Caterpillar
Cricket
Looper Caterpillar 3
Cockchafer Flight
More Insect Clip Art

Insect Activities for Art, Music, & Drama

Spider Count
The Butterfly Story
Hey There, Stink Bug! Activity Guide
The Beetles and the Bedbugs Song
The Butterfly's Story
More Insect Activities for Art, Music, & Drama

Literature & Language Arts Activities on Insects

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities
Two Bad Ants Teacher's Guide
Ladybugs Reading Warm-Up
Grossology
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears Word Puzzle
Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy Activity Kit
More Insect Activities for Literature & Language Arts

Insect Activities for Math Class

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

Insects & Social Studies Connected

Second-Grade Soil Scientists
Communities Vocabulary
What Makes Your Hive Thrive? Worksheet
Science and Social Studies: Spiders
Kingfisher Knowledge Guide: Dangerous Creatures Teacher's Guide
How the Chinese Use Insects
Social Insects
More Insect Resources for Social Studies Class

Science Activities on Insects

A Butterfly's Life Cycle
Am I an Insect?
Insect Habitats
Bees
Animal Groups Matching
What Are the Parts of an Ant?
Butterflies and Moths
More Science Activities on Insects

Earth Science Resources on Insects

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

Highlights

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, American History, and the environment. Enjoy!

June Calendar of Events
June is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: U.N. World Environment Day (6/5), D-Day (6/6), World Oceans Day (6/8), Diary Day (6/12), Flag Day (6/14), Ramadan Begins (6/18), World Refugee Day (6/20), Father's Day (6/21), Summer Begins (6/21), and Meteor Day (6/30). Plus, celebrate Child Vision Awareness Month and Safety Month all June long!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

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Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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