Below we've included a number of great resources, from UNL and other universities, Extension offices, zoos, museums, etc., that offer curriculum, programs, or youth materials about entomological topics.
All about Butterflies
Collection of lepidoptera resources.
Baily Beetle's Big Day and Other Insect Stories
A children's book written by UNL Entomology Master's student Brandon Runyon.
BedBugs and Bookbags
Curriculum guide for teaching and learning about bedbugs (from the University of Florida and the Jacksonville BedBug Task Force)
Bug Basics Game (Word document)
AR game developed by UNL Entomology Masters student Glynnys Pentecoste covering basic insect information.
Conservation Lesson Plans, Powerpoints, and Videos
Educational materials about pollinators and other related conservation topics from Nebraska Games and Parks.
Entomology Camp Activities (a PDF document)
Activities about insect senses (sight, sound, vibrations, etc) that can be used for day camps. Developed by UNL Entomology Masters student Marissa Cornish.
The Fly (a PDF document)
This group project by MS Students in the Insects in Pop Culture class offers a discussion guide for the movie The Fly.
A Homeowner's Guide to Entomology and House Insects
This guide, developed by a young student interested in entomology, provides a variety of insect related resources, including organizations, collecting, and general information.
Insect Investigations Encounter Kit
This kit is available from the UNL Nebraska State museum. Activities include Insect Adaptations, Insect Diversity, Invent an Insect, How Many Can There Bee?, and Snug as a Bug.
Insect identifier tool
Insects at Large (additional materials: Wanted Poster Example and Blank Wanted Poster)
This group project by MS Students in the Insects in Pop Culture class offers activities to accompany the movie Men in Black.
Interdependent Relationships and Biodiversity Lessons (A PowerPoint document)
Set of lessons/curriculum developed by UNL Entomology Masters student Lena Teselle covering interactions between ecosystems, biodiversity, and insects.
Michigan State IPM Curriculum K-6
Insect and IPM activities and resources 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.
Raising Silkworms (a PDF document)
This group project by MS Students in the Insects in Pop Culture class offers activities to accompany the book Project Mulberry.
Scholastic Insects and Bugs: Everything you Need
Offers lesson plans, activities, books, and other resources about insects.
Soft Introduction of Forensic Entomology to Younger Students (Word document)
Developed by UNL Entomology Master's student Christine Melvin, this teacher's guide for 4th-5th graders, provides a lesson plan and activities for teaching about forensic entomology using wildlife forensics.
National 4-H Curriculum
Offers at-home learning resources for young people focusing on science, healthy living and civic engagement.
Two Bad Ants Workbook (a PDF document)
This group project by MS Students in the Insects in Pop Culture class offers activities to accompany the book Two Bad Ants.
University of Kentucky Entomology Teaching Resources
Includes lesson plans, activities, and websites about insects.
Why We Should Love Bugs Summer Camp (a PDF document)
This group project by MS Students in the Insects in Pop Culture class offers summer camp activities to accompany the book The Bug Girl.