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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
Ladybug Pattern
Insects Bulletin Board Example

Printables

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Spring Crossword Puzzle I
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities
Body Parts of an Ant
Butterfly Facts and Questions
Insects in the Garden
More Popular Insect Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Clip Art

Dragonfly
Jewel Beetle
Cave Cricket
Birdwing Butterfly
Horsefly
Wasp
Locust 2
More Insect Clip Art

Insect Activities for Art, Music, & Drama

Hey There, Stink Bug! Activity Guide
Butterfly Mobile
The Beetles and the Bedbugs Song
Spider Count
Literature & Math: The Best Bug Parade & The ABCs of Art
More Insect Activities for Art, Music, & Drama

Literature & Language Arts Activities on Insects

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Two Bad Ants Teacher's Guide
Grossology
The Works of Eric Carle: Quiz & Answer Key
Animal Groups Matching
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears Word Puzzle
The Tarantula Scientist Classroom Activities Packet
More Insect Activities for Literature & Language Arts

Insect Activities for Math Class

Place Value through Hundreds (Gr. 3)
Communities -- Teacher Checklist

Insects & Social Studies Connected

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

Science Activities on Insects

A Butterfly's Life Cycle
Am I an Insect?
The Ants Have It!
Insect Habitats
Butterflies and Moths
Animal Development Matching
Animal Apartments
More Science Activities on Insects

Earth Science Resources on Insects

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

Highlights

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

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.

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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