Insect Wonderland – Some sites to get you started!

Probably one of the most popular topics covered in the junior school is Insects. Below is a list of insect sites I have found on the internet for those of you who may have this unit coming up (… especially as validation time looms nearer 🙂  )  This list is by no means indicative of what is available, but merely a way to help get you started.  Hope you find something useful!

 http://www.ento.csiro.au/about_insects/index.html
An Australian site about insects.  The site includes lots of information and fact sheets, as well as a fun for kids section.

http://animals.pppst.com/insects.html
A collection of free powerpoint presentations all about insects.

http://www.bugsed.com/
Interactive insect workshops for all ages.  There is a great ‘extras for teachers’ section that has a fantastic list of resources to visit. 

http://www.mes-english.com/flashcards/insects.php
A site full of free printable flashcards, worksheets and games.  Meant for ESL students, but great for all!

 http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bugs/
Going Buggy!  Facts and fun about insects from Scholastic.

 http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/insects/insectintro.htm
Sci4Kids is a collection of bug related ‘stories’.  Worth a look.

http://www.animalcorner.co.uk/insects/insects.html
A great site with lots of information on a variety of insects and bugs.  A good resource to ‘pull’ information from.

http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-games-insect-world.htm
This insect world website has an online game with resources below.  The game takes a little while to load, so be patient! 🙂

http://eliot.needham.k12.ma.us/technology/lessons/insects/index.htm
A great collection of resources!

http://www.daniellesplace.com/html/bugs.html
This page has a fantastic collection of insect arts and crafts that you could do with your class and hang around the classroom.  Well worth a look!

http://insected.arizona.edu/lessons.htm
The lessons on this site have three sections:  teacher preparation (set-up and materials), the actual lesson plans, and additions (extensions, vocabulary, and a bibliography). The lessons also contain direct links to pertinent activity, information, and rearing sheets.

http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/ythfacts/oldentyouth.htm
Katerpillars and mystery bugs is a great site that has sections on bug food for you to make, teacher and parents resources, and a bug fun section.

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