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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
Insects Bulletin Board Example
Ladybug Pattern


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Vertebrates and Invertebrates Word Fill-In
Body Parts of an Ant
Animal Habitat Crossword Puzzle
Insects in the Garden
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities
More Popular Insect Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Clip Art

Mosquito Mouthparts
Carrion Flower
Dragonfly Metamorphosis
Thorn Bug
More Insect Clip Art

Insect Activities for Art, Music, & Drama

Hey There, Stink Bug! Activity Guide
Backyardigans Character Mask: Uniqua
The Beetles and the Bedbugs Song
Spider Count
The Butterfly Story
More Insect Activities for Art, Music, & Drama

Literature & Language Arts Activities on Insects

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Praying Mantis Reading Warm-Up
Science Reading Warm-Up: Insects
Ants Reading Warm-Up
Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy Activity Kit
A Froggy Fable Activities
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

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

Science Activities on Insects

A Butterfly's Life Cycle
Am I an Insect?
The Ants Have It!
Animal Apartments
Dominant or Recessive?
Planimal House
Observing Pillbug Behavior
More Science Activities on Insects

Earth Science Resources on Insects

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

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