K-12 Teacher Resources

Insects in the Classroom

Lessons and Activities
Science Inquiry Lessons Science Inquiry, Squirtgun Experiment (in Word)
Classification Activities

Arthropod Classes, Classification Inquiry, Insect Orders, Insect Scavenger Hunt (in Word)

A Guide to Arthropod Classes (html link)


Ants, Bees, and Wasps

Ants - Food Preference, Trail Marking (in PowerPoint)
Bees - Color Inquiry, Scent Inquiry, Shape Inquiry, Time Inquiry (in PowerPoint)


Lady Beetles - Food Consumption, Searching Behavior (in Word)
Mealworms - Development, Light Color Inquiry (in Word)

Butterflies and Moths

Caterpillar Food Consumption (in Word)


Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches - Food Preference, Cockroach Olympics, Cockroach Tractor Pull Poster (in Word or PowerPoint)

Crickets and Grasshoppers

Crickets - Crickets and Temperature  (in Word)
Grasshoppers -
Grasshopper Long Jump  (in Word)


Communication, Termite Inquiry, PaperMate Inquiry   (in Word or PowerPoint)

Other Arthropods

Isopods - Habitat Preference, Light Preference  (in Word or PowerPoint)
Millipedes -
Food Preference  (in Word)


Insect Nervous System Animation