Insects for Kids

             

 

BugBios from Insects.org - https://www.insects.orkin.com/

Insect Identification - http://www.insectidentification.org/

Creepy Crawlies - http://www.uksafari.com/creepycrawlies.htm

Bug Guide - http://bugguide.net/node/view/52

Smithsonian - http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nmnh/buginfo/start.htm


Welcome to the Wonderful World of Insects
  http://www.earthlife.net/insects/six.html

Insects from KidInfo
 
http://www.kidinfo.com/Science/insects.html

Insects at Enchanted Learning
  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/themes/insects.shtml

Insect Sounds - http://www.naturesongs.com/insects.html


Ants -
         Ant Facts http://pestworldforkids.org/pest-guide/ants/ 
          http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/ant/
          https://www.brighthubeducation.com/science-homework-help/129081-all-about-ants/
        
 http://www.kidskonnect.com/subject-index/13-animals/402-ants.html
          http://www.lifestudiesonline.com/aants.htm
         
http://www.42explore.com/ants.htm
         
             Carpenter ants - http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/pdf/2063.pdf    

Asian Long-Horned beetle - https://nhbugs.org/asian-longhorned-beetle
        http://www.uvm.edu/albeetle/
        http://www.ladybug.uconn.edu/FactSheets/asian-longhorned-beetle.php

Bees - from PBS - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bees/hive.html
         https://pestworldforkids.org/pest-guide/bees/
         short article - http://www.nature.ca/notebooks/english/bees.htm
         Bees4kids - http://www.cyberbee.net/kids
         http://www.insecta-inspecta.com/bees/honey/index.html

         Bee Cam - https://explore.org/livecams/honey-bees/honey-bee-hive-cam
                    https://thebeespace.net/bee-cam/

Beetles -  https://pestworldforkids.org/pest-guide/beetles/
           https://www.si.edu/spotlight/buginfo/beetle
           http://tolweb.org/Coleoptera
           http://bugguide.net/node/view/60
           http://www.cirrusimage.com/beetles.htm
           https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/beetle
           https://www.insectidentification.org/beetles.asp

Black Flies - https://extension.unh.edu/resource/black-flies-fact-sheet
         https://extension.umn.edu/biting-insects/black-flies
         http://www.mosquitomagnet.com/advice/mosquito-info/biting-insect-library/black-flies
         https://www.outdoors.org/articles/amc-outdoors/the-benefits-of-black-flies
         http://www.lawestvector.org/black_flies.htm

              
           
Butterflies - Mrs. Mitchell's Butterfly Page https://kathimitchell.com/butterfly.html
               http://www.butterflies.org/
               Butterfly Basics - http://archive.fieldmuseum.org/butterfly/basics.htm 
               http://archive.fieldmuseum.org/butterfly/butter_collect.htm
               http://www.monarch-butterfly.com/
               By state - http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/

Caterpillars - http://www.backyardnature.net/caterpil.htm
               http://www.discoverlife.org/20/q?guide=Caterpillars
               http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caterpillar
               http://insects.about.com/od/butterfliesmoths/ig/Stinging-Caterpillars/
               http://www.gardenswithwings.com/identify-caterpillars.html
               https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/compass/2018/04/26/very-crafty-caterpillars/

Cicadas -
http://www.desertusa.com/mag98/july/papr/du_cicada.html
          
http://science.howstuffworks.com/cicada.htm
          
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/group/cicadas/
          https://www.cicadamania.com/
          https://www.livescience.com/57814-cicada-facts.html

Crickets - https://kids.kiddle.co/Cricket_(insect)
           http://justfunfacts.com/interesting-facts-about-crickets/
           http://cricketcare.org/
           http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket_(insect)

           
http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/living-green/living-green-citizen/for-kids/creature-feature/cricket.html
           https://animals.mom.me/crickets-kids-8319.html
           
Dragonflies - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthropoda/uniramia/odonatoida.html
              
https://www.ducksters.com/animals/dragonfly.php
              https://www.coolkidfacts.com/dragonfly-facts-for-kids/
              https://kids.kiddle.co/Dragonfly
              http://www.biokids.umich.edu/critters/Anisoptera/

Earwigs -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earwig
           https://pestworldforkids.org/pest-guide/earwigs/
          
http://www.softschools.com/facts/animals/earwigs_facts/1466/
           https://list25.com/25-facts-about-earwigs/  
        

Firefly - https://kids.kiddle.co/Firefly
          http://www.backyardnature.net/lightbug.htm
          http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/insects/beetles/Fireflyprintout.shtml
          http://dnr.wi.gov/org/caer/ce/eek/critter/insect/firefly.htm
  
        
Flea -  https://pestworldforkids.org/pest-guide/fleas/
        http://www.interesting-facts.biz/interesting-facts-about-fleas
       
http://umaine.edu/ipm/ipddl/publications/5020e/
        https://kids.kiddle.co/Flea
        http://www.cyberbee.com/flea_sites.html

Fly - https://pestworldforkids.org/pest-guide/flies/
      http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/insects/fly/Houseflyprintout.shtml
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Housefly
      https://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-flies/

Grasshopper - https://www.ducksters.com/animals/grasshopper.php
               http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/grasshopper.html
                    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/insects/orthoptera/Grasshopperprintout.shtml
               http://www.bugfacts.net/grasshopper.php
               http://www.biokids.umich.edu/critters/Acrididae/
               http://sciencewithkids.com/science/resources/facts-about-grasshoppers/
 

Gypsy Moth -  https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/83118.html
                https://web.extension.illinois.edu/gypsymoth/biology.cfm
                http://www.biokids.umich.edu/critters/Lymantria_dispar/
                http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/gypsy-moth
               
http://pestdetector.forestry.oregonstate.edu/sites/pest/files/Gypsy%20Moth%20Workbook%201983_optimized.pdf

Japanese Beetle -  https://www.pestwiki.com/japanese-beetles/
                   
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/japanese-beetles
                    https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advice-tips-resources/pests-and-problems/insects/beetles/japanese-beetle.aspx
            

Ladybug -  https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/ladybug
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccinellidae
            
http://www.ladybuglady.com/ScienceFair.htm

            https://kidsgrowingstrong.org/ladybuglifecycle/
            http://www.coolfactsforkids.com/ladybug-facts-for-kids-facts-about-ladybugs/
            http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/ladybug/
            http://everything-ladybug.com/ladybug-facts.html

Mosquito -
http://science.howstuffworks.com/mosquito.htm
           https://pestworldforkids.org/pest-guide/mosquitoes/

                  https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/insects/mosquito/
           http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosquito

                     http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/mosquito.html
           https://kids.kiddle.co/Mosquito
         

Moths -  http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/
           http://bugguide.net/node/view/82
           http://www.cirrusimage.com/moths.htm
         New Hampshire moths - http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/checklists
         Moth Info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moth
         Cecropia http://lifecycle.onenessbecomesus.com/indepth.html
         Polyphemus http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Antheraea-polyphemus

Praying Mantis - http://www.gardeninsects.com/prayingMantis.asp
                 https://www.ducksters.com/animals/praying_mantis.php
                 http://www.desertusa.com/mag00/dec/papr/mantis.html
                 https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/p/praying-mantis/
                 http://justfunfacts.com/interesting-facts-about-praying-mantises/

Roaches - also
 
 Cockroaches - https://www.orkin.com/cockroaches/types-of-cockroaches
                  https://pestworldforkids.org/pest-guide/cockroaches/
                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockroach
                  http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/sci/A0812745.html
                  https://extension.umn.edu/insects-infest-homes/cockroaches
                  
Silkworm - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombyx_mori
            https://sciencing.com/life-cycle-silkworm-5377409.html
            http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/butterfly/activities/printouts/silkworm.shtml
            https://www.stlzoo.org/animals/abouttheanimals/invertebrates/insects/butterfliesandmoths/silkworm

Stink Bugs - https://pestworldforkids.org/pest-guide/stink-bugs/

Termite - https://pestworldforkids.org/pest-guide/termites/
           https://www.orkin.com/termites
           https://www.thespruce.com/do-termites-sleep-other-facts-2656762
           http://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/aimg26.html

Tick -
  http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Wildlife/Wildlife_PDFs/Ticks_Biology_&_Mgt_in_NH_CoopExt_May09.pdf
        http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pccommonticks.htm
        http://www.pestproducts.com/ticks1.htm#Tick%20Identification

       
   http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/Faculty/Robert_B_Kimsey/Kimsey_Research/Tick_Biology/
      
Walking Stick - https://www.nwf.org/Educational-Resources/Wildlife-Guide/Invertebrates/Walking-Sticks
                 http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/insects/orthoptera/Indianwalkingstick.shtml
                
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/stick-insect/
                 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phasmatodea
                 https://www.insectidentification.org/walkingsticks-and-timemas.asp

Wasp -  https://www.ducksters.com/animals/yellow_jacket_wasp.php
         https://pestworldforkids.org/pest-guide/wasps/
        
http://www.prespest.com/bees-wasp-hornets.htm
         http://www.everythingabout.net/articles/biology/animals/arthropods/insects/wasps/  
         
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasp

Water Strider - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerridae
                 http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/education/classrm/wingleg/strider.htm
                 http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/common_water_strider.htm
                 http://www.worsleyschool.net/science/files/waterstrider/page.html
  Enchanted Learning
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/paint/subjects/insects/bugs/waterstrider/Wsprintout.shtml
    
Yellow Jacket - diagram from Enchanted Learning
                 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowjacket
                 https://www.ducksters.com/animals/yellow_jacket_wasp.php
                 https://www.coolkidfacts.com/wasp-facts-for-kids/
                 https://animalcorner.co.uk/animals/yellow-jacket-wasp/


Lessons for Teachers:

Insect Investigators - http://www.vickiblackwell.com/insect.html

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Insects -
http://mrscjacksonsclass.com/insectsandspiders.htm

Insect Webquests -
http://www.siue.edu/~dsawyer/WebQuest/Intro.htm
http://www.hillcrest.nbend.k12.or.us/staff/JBuskerud/research/Insect_Webquest/Insect%20Webquest.html

http://edtech2.boisestate.edu/gearhartt/502/webquest/start.html
http://www.hillcrest.nbend.k12.or.us/staff/JBuskerud/research/Insect_Webquest/Insect%20Webquest.html

Going Buggy https://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/webquest_orig/webquest_orig007.shtml

Creepy, Crawly Bugs - http://wajihakhan.tripod.com/grade2/id12.html

Creepy, Crawly Insect Collection - http://www.biologycorner.com/projects/insects/index.html

Webquest for Small Crawling and Flying Animals from Michael A. Kostek School - Edmonton, Alberta     http://web.archive.org/web/20041014083203/http://makostek.epsb.net/Insect.html

Insects of the World -
http://www.biologycorner.com/projects/insects/world.html

Inventing Insects - https://www.calacademy.org/educators/lesson-plans/invent-an-insect
                    https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/inventing-insects-creative-lesson-plan/

Bug Me! - https://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson192.shtml

Pestworld Lesson Plans - https://pestworldforkids.org/teacher-parent-resources/lesson-plans/

Insect Zoo - http://www.mnh.si.edu/education/printable_resources/insectzoo_teachersguide.pdf
              https://naturalhistory.si.edu/search?keywords=Insect+Zoo


Ladybug Thematic Unit - http://prek-8.com/preschool/lessonPlans_insects.php

Butterfly Webquests - http://www.can-do.com/uci/lessons99/butterfly.html    
                        https://webquests.rcoe.appstate.edu/messner_s02/Spring6/butterfly1/index.htm
                        http://zunal.com/webquest.php?w=189442
                        http://alopezisaeducationalweb.homestead.com/butterflywebquest.html


Monarchs Grade 1 - http://warrensburg.k12.mo.us/webquest/monarchs/

Crickets in the Classroom -
 http://www.telusplanet.net/public/ecade/CricketsintheClassroom/cricketsintheclassroom.html

                     Back to Mrs. Mitchell's Virtual School

                This page was developed by Kathi Mitchell
                    and was last updated on October 7, 2019