Celebrate spring with lesson plans, crafts, and science activities to help you teach about plants, insects, and weather!
- Examine the physical characteristics of insects and spiders
- Understand the various ways in which insects move: jump, fly, crawl, or swim
- Observe and record the metamorphosis of one or more insects
- Contrast the larva and adult insect
- Sequence the life cycle of an insect
Students write or dictate poems about the insects they created and then perform them for their parents at a Bug Bash. Prior to this event, students make the following "insect" delicacies that will be served:
- Ants on a Log: Peanut butter spread on celery and topped with raisins
- Ladybug Cupcakes: Bright red frosted cupcakes with five chocolate chips for spots and six stick pretzels for legs
- Nectar Juice: Fruit juice sipped through a straw poked through the center of a paper cut-out flower
In this crafty lesson plan, students make their own insects to learn about the physical characteristics and anatomy of insects.
4 CLASS PERIODS
Students learn about metamorphosis by watching one or more insects change from egg or larva to pupa to adult. They record the process and make a life cycle picture.
A collection of fun online activities and resources to introduce your students to the world of insects and bugs.
PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5