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What are Insects?


Animal Planet's Introduction to Insects

http://animals.howstuffworks.com/animal-facts/insect-info.htm


Lots more about insects can be found at Animal Corner http://www.animalcorner.co.uk/insects/insects/html


What are insects and their mouthparts? Find out

You can also purchase the curriculum from: http://ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu/p-322-abcs-of-entomology.aspx.

 

http://www.entfdn.org/images/extension_2c_000.gifUrban Integrated Pest Management
Want to learn more about Urban Integrated Pest Management? How about School IPM? This site is a great resource for schools and teachers interested in teaching children how their activities and actions can affect pest populations in the school. The site contains resources, news, calendar of events, and much more. Learn more

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http://www.entfdn.org/images/extension_2c_000.gifImported Fire Ants. Want to learn more about imported Fire Ants? How about K-12 teacher content on imported Fire Ants? This site is a great resource from Fire Ant control (management) to teaching children about Fire Ants. This site contains resources, news, calendar of events, self-learning tools and much more. Learn more

 

             Awards & Contest  

Entomological Society of America’s President’s Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Primary & Secondary Education: http://www.entsoc.org/awards/
professional/educational


Science Project Contest. Winners

receive $100 for each insect science winning project: http://www.entfdn.org/

projectcontest.php

Camps, Clubs, Events

Amateur Entomologists' Society- Bug Club: http://www.amentsoc.org

Bug Camp at Lexington Explorium: http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology
/

news/camps.asp

Bug Bowl - Purdue University: http://extension.entm.purdue.edu/

bugbowl/

Bug Fest, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences: http://www.bugfest.org/

Afterschool events and more. A Time Warner Cable initiative to connect students with STEM programs in their area. http://www.connecta millionminds.com/ connectory.php

Many 4-H clubs offer entomology programs for children. Find the 4-H club in your area: http://www.4-h.org/get-involved/find-4-h-clubs-camps-programs/

Careers

What is entomology and what do

entomologists do?

http://insects.tamu.edu/youth/

whatisento.pdf

Information about obtaining an education

and career in entomology: http://www.entsoc.org/resources/

education


Insect Facts

Extension Entomology Fact Sheets &

Resources. Resources for

homeowners, educators and more can be

found at http://www.entfdn.org/documents/

EntomologyFactSheetsOnLinebyWhitney.pdf

Entomology fact sheets from University of

Kentucky Entomology including information

on the Madagascar hissing cockroach,

starting an observation hive of honey bees,

and rearing crickets. http://www.ca.uky.

edu/entomology/entomology.php

Insect Photographs & Film

Bugwood Network image gallery:

http://www.bugwood.org/

entomology.html

Iowa State University Entomology

Image Gallery:

http://www.ent.iastate.edu/

imagegallery/

Insect film clips by Discovery: http://science.discovery.com/videos/

monster-bug-wars-death-at-midnight-

videos/ 

Stein's Virtual Insectary: http://www.virtualinsectary.com

Insect Identification

Insect identification

http://www.insectidentification.org 

Essentials to learning about insects- guide to insect orders, how to identify an insect, and more. See "Browse Topics:"

http://insects.about.com

 

Lesson Plans

Learn about biological control through
online games, lesson plans, and more:

http://www.biocontrol.entomology.
cornell.edu/kids.php

Learn about fleas, mosquitoes, ticks, spiders, and more. Check out http://elementaryinsects.tamu.edu

Insect Lesson Plans: http://www.pedagonet.com/other/
lsplns.html

Using live insects in the

classroom for grades k-3: http://insected.arizona.edu 


Lesson plans and curriculum guides for grades 4-5; 6-8: http://www.uky.edu/Ag/CritterFiles/

casefile/bugconnection/teaching/

teaching.htm

Curriculum for elementary-school children

from an entomology outreach program in Oakland, California:
http://www.bugpeople.org/curriculum/

curriculum.htm

Entomology resources for teachers & volunteers from Texas A&M University: http://insects.tamu.edu/youth/teachers.html

Educational resources and more: http://www.insects.org


Museums & Insect Zoos

Butterly World Museum, Florida:
http://www.butterflyworld.com

Florida Museum of Natural History, Florida

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/

mcguire/

Audobon Insectarium, Louisianna:

http://www.auduboninstitute.org/

visit/insectarium

North Carolina Museum of Life & Science in Durham, North Carolina: http://www.ncmls.org/


Insectarium, Pennsylvania:

http://www.myinsectarium.com/

insectarium.htm  

Pennsylvania State's Frost Entomological Museum: http://www.ento.psu.edu/

home/Frost

Norfolk Botanical Garden Butterfly Exhibit, Virginia: http://www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/

gardens-horticulture/all-gardens/bristow-

butterfly-garden

O. Orkin Insect Zoo, Washington, DC:  http://www.mnh.si.edu/education/

exhibitions/insectzoo.html

On-Line Learning

Students explore the microscopic

world of insects:  http://bugscope.beckman.

illinois.edu/

Sci 4 Kids – participate in on-line activities and more:  http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/

insects/insectintro.htm

Or check out http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/  for more on science projects and teacher materials.

Fun site for ages 9-11 from the University of Illinois Extension. The site also includes

a teacher's guide: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/

insects

Outreach

 

Bugman Education

http://www.bugs.org

Science Projects

Entomological science projects for

grades K-12

http://www.entfdn.org/scienceprojects.php

Entomology Resources and much more

http://www.ent.iastate.edu/list/  

Societies and Organizations

Butterfly Society of Virginia http://butterflysocietyofva.org 

DC Honeybees – Jeff Miller & Katy Nally http://dchoneybees.com

Encyclopedia of Life http://eol.org

Green Matter http://greenmatter.org

Institute of Artic Biology http://www.iab.uaf.edu

Partners in Evolution www.butterflies.si.edu


Supplies

BioQuip Products http://www.bioquip.com/

Carolina Supply http://www.carolina.com/

Insect Lore- Insect kits and activities http://www.insectlore.com/

Universities

Nieh Lab, University of California,

San Diego http://biology.ucsd.edu/labs/

nieh/index.html

University of Florida, Entomology &
Nematology Department
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu

University of Georgia, Department of Entomology http:// www.ent.uga.edu 

University of Maryland, Department of Entomologyhttp://entomology.umd.edu 

 

Special Topics in Entomology

Arts and Crafts

Students develop an insect travel brochure or advertising campaign while learning about insects. See http://iitc.tamu.edu/1998and2000

/lessons/lesson18.html

Beekeeping

Guide to beekeeping for children and adults:
http://www.fragrancex.com/Fragrance-Information/beekeeping-adults-kids.html

Articles and more:

http://scientificbeekeeping.com/the-rules-for-successful-beekeeping/

Beginning beekeeping:

http://www.beginningbeekeeping.com/

Beekeeping for all ages:
http://www.articlemyriad.com/beekeeping-guide-all-ages/

 

Biodiversity


The importance of biodiversity: http://curiosity.discovery.com/topic/

importance-of-biodiversity/10-most-

important-insects.htm

Butterflies and Moths

Monarch Watch http://monarchwatch.org/index.html

Forensic Entomology

What is Forensic Entomology? http://www.forensic-entomology.com/

Forensic Science for Grades 6-8. Three-week series of lesson activities designed for use in informal and formal educational settings. See http://edit.ifas.ufl.edu/4h310

Gardening

Biological Control - A Guide to Natural

Enemies in North America- Geared toward

elementary teachers and students, children

learn about biological control through games,

a teaching booklet, and other resources: http://www.biocontrol.entomology.

cornell.edu/kids.php

Planting guide for attracting pollinators to

your garden: http://www.pollinator.org/guides.htm

Insect Collecting

Insect collecting techniques and more:

http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/

ythfacts/bugfun/collecti.htm

Bug Guide: Insect ID and more: http://bugguide.net/node/view/15740

Insect Robotics


Learn more about how scientists are

using insects in robotics: http://www.science.org.au/nova/

084/084sit.htm

Purdue University, School of Mechanical

Engineering, Bio-Robotics Lab

https://engineering.purdue.edu/~xdeng/

research.html

University of Maryland, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bergbreiter

Lab- http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~sarahb/ 

Insect Sounds

Insect sounds: http://www.naturesongs.com/insects.html

 


Integrated Pest Mangement (IPM)

Become a Private Eye. Help solve pest problems through Pest Private Eye and the Case of IPM in Schools: http://pested.unl.edu/pestpi

Ladybugs


Lost Ladybug Project- Teaching resources, ID tools, lesson plans (grades k-2;3-6) and more: http://www.lostladybug.org

Pet Bugs


Taking care of a Pet Bug:

http://www.uky.edu/Ag/CritterFiles/

casefile/bugconnection/petbugs/

petbugs.htm

Pollinators


Pollination Attraction- Citizen Action Project

https://sites.google.com/a/alaska.edu/
melibee-project/home

Curriculum and much more: http://www.pollinator.org/education.htm#c

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