Web Resources

Below we've included a number of great resources, from other universities, Extension offices, zoos, museums, etc., that offer curriculum, programs, or youth materials about entomological topics. 

BedBugs and Bookbags
Curriculum guide for teaching and learning about bedbugs (from the University of Florida and the Jacksonville BedBug Task Force)

Interdependent Relationships and Biodiversity Lessons 
Set of lessons/curriculum developed by UNL Entomology Masters student Lena Teselle covering interactions between ecosystems, biodiversity, and insects.

Insect Investigations Encounter Kit
Kit available from the University of Nebraska State museum. Activities include Insect Adaptations, Insect Diversity, Invent an Insect, How Many Can There Bee?, and Snug as a Bug.

Michigan State IPM Curriculum K-6
Insect and IPM activities for K-6 teachers.

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle and Migration: This lesson plan from National Geographic explores the basics about monarch butterflies and their migratory behavior.

 Nebraska 4-H Entomology
Tips on how to develop insect collections for State Fair.

O. Orkin Insect Zoo at the Smithsonian
Large insect exhibit at the Smithsonian. A teacher's guide to the insect zoo is also included.

Orkin Science Education
Includes insect lesson plans, lab notes, activities, and "Junior Pest Investigator" program.

Outdoor Enthusiast's Guide to Bugs
Offers a number of links and resources about insects.

Pennsylvania State Extension IPM for Teachers Curriculum
Offers a number of resources and activities about Integrated Pest Management and insects.

Scarabs for Kids
Information and activities about scarab beetles.

Scholastic Insects and Bugs: Everything you Need
Offers lesson plans, activities, books, and other resources about insects.

Teaming With Insects: National 4-H
Provides three levels of curriculum for teaching entomology.

University of Kentucky Entomology Teaching Resources
Includes lesson plans, activities, and websites about insects.