K-12 Teacher Resources

Insects in the Classroom

Lessons and Activities
Science Inquiry Lessons Science Inquiry, Squirtgun Experiment
Classification Activities Arthropod Classes, Classification Inquiry, Insect Orders, Insect Scavenger Hunt


Ants, Bees, and Wasps

Ants - Food Preference, Trail Marking
Bees - Color Inquiry, Scent Inquiry, Shape Inquiry, Time Inquiry


Lady Beetles - Food Consumption, Searching Behavior
Mealworms - Development, Light Color Inquiry

Butterflies and Moths

Caterpillar Food Consumption


Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches - Food Preference, Cockroach Olympics, Cockroach Tractor Pull Poster

Crickets and Grasshoppers

Crickets - Crickets and Temperature
Grasshoppers -
Grasshopper Long Jump


Communication, Termite Inquiry, PaperMate Inquiry

Other Arthropods

Isopods - Habitat Preference, Light Preference
Millipedes -
Food Preference


Insect Nervous System Animation