Thematic Units - Insects


You will find various Lesson Plans on the top portion of this page.
Further down, you will find Web Sites.
At the bottom of the page, you will find Books that you can order directly from!

Lesson Plans

The Teacher's Corner Resources This indicates resources located on The Teacher's Corner.

The Teacher's Corner Resources Butterfly and Caterpillar Grades K-2
A thematic Unit.

Bugs Grades Elem. - Jr. High
Students will tear colored paper into shapes appropriate to imaginary insects. Shapes will be arranged and glued to a background sheet.

The Teacher's Corner Resources Spider Activities Grades PreK-1st
Some fun and creative activities that center around spiders.
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The Teacher's Corner Resources Stuffed Newspaper Butterfly Grades All
Many families & schools recycle newspapers, but you can go a step further and make a butterfly with yours!
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Debbie's Unit Factory Grades All
Find great "Ant" resources.

Invertebrates Grades All
Take a closer look at spiders, butterflies, and other insects.

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Web Sites

The Bug Club
For young entomologists

Participating classrooms will have the opportunity to control an Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope to image insects at high magnification.

The Butterfly WebSite
Here you can tour the photo gallery, learn how to plant a butterfly garden, take a field trip, find a pen-pal, chat with other butterfly-lovers and so much more!

Cultural Entomology
Information and links about bugs and more bugs.

Digital Dragonflies
Dragonfly catalog.

Get This Bug Off of Me!
Many insects look harmful, but really aren't. Find out which ones won't hurt you.

How to Make a Butterfly Garden
With a few simple tips, anyone can make their backyard garden a welcomed spot for butterflies. Butterflies add color and beauty to your garden.

Insect Lore Home
Discover the monsters that live in your home!

Insects as Food
Recipes for insects.

Very Cool Bugs
Bugbios, a data base of very cool bugs.

The Wonderful World of Insects
Insects are the most successful life form on the planet! Come learn all about them.

The Yuckiest Site on the Internet
A great site on the internet offering insect resources and more.

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3D Eyewitness: Insect
by Theresa Greenaway

A Bug's Life
by Justine Korman

ABC of Crawlers and Flyers
by Hope Ryden

About Bugs: Level 2
by Sheryl Scarborough

Amazing Bugs

Amazing Butterflies and Moths
by John Still

Amazing Insects
by Laurence Mound

Amazing World of Butterflies and Moths
by Louis Sabin

An Extraordinary Life: The Story of a Monarch Butterfly
by Laurence Pringle

Annie the Ant: Bend-a-Bug Books
by Susan Hood

Ant (Life Story Series)
by Michael Chinery

Ants (Nature Close-Up)
by Elaine Pascoe

Backyard Hunter: The Praying Mantis
by Bianca Lavies

Beasty Bugs
by Steve Parker

Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!
by Rosetta Stone

Bedbugs in Our House
by Jennifer Owings Dewey

The Bee (Animal Close-Ups)
by Paul Starosta

The Bee (Life Cycles)
by Sabrina Crewe

Beetle Boy
by Lawrence David

Beetles (Nature Close-Up)
by Elaine Pascoe

Beetles Lightly Toasted
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Best Book of Bugs
by Claire Llewellyn

The Big Book of Mobiles: Bugs
by Nicholas Harris

The Big Bug Book
by Margery Facklam

Bizarre Bugs
by Doug Wechsler

Bug Book
by Pamela Hickman

by Joan Richards Wright

by David T. Greenberg

Bugs and Other Insects
by Bobbie Kalman

Bugs, Beetles, and Butterflies
by Harriet Ziefert

Build Your Own Bugs: Learn All About Insects As You Stamp Together 8 Real Bugs!/Book and Rubber Stamp Kit
by Dennis Schatz

The Butterfly and the Stone: A Story
by Lucretia Fisher

The Butterfly Book: A Kid's Guide to Attracting, Raising, and Keeping Butterflies
by Kersten Hamilton

The Butterfly Book: An Easy Guide to Butterfly Gardening, Identification, and Behavior
by Donald Stokes

Butterfly Boy
by Gerardo Suzan

The Butterfly House
by Eve Bunting

Butterfly Magic (Troll First-Start Science)
by Melissa Getzoff

Caterpillarology (Backyard Buddies)
by Michael Elsohn Ross

Crafts for Kids Who are Wild About Insects
by Kathy Ross

Creepy, Crawly Caterpillars
by Margery Facklam

The Cricket in Times Square
by George Selden

Cricketology (Backyard Buddies)
by Michael Elsohn Ross

Cucumber Soup
by Vickie Leigh Krudwig

by Molly McLaughlin

The Dragonfly of Lookout Mountain
by Judy Hatch

Draw 50 Creepy Crawlies
by Lee J. Ames

Earthworms (Great Exploration in Math and Science Series)
by Robert C. Knott

Earthworms : Underground Farmers
by Patricia Lauber

Ed & Fred Flea
by Pamela Duncan Edwards

Eight Legs (Creatures All Around Us)
by Dorthy M. Souza

Entomology (Real Kids, Real Science Books)
by Ellen Doris

An Extraordinary Life : The Story of a Monarch Butterfly
by Laurence Pringle

Extremely Weird Insects (Extremely Weird)
by Sarah Lovett

Eyewitness Readers: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
by Jennifer Dussling

Find and Add with Billy Bug
by Joanne Hammer

by Alice Hoffman

Fly Went By
by Mike McClintock

Good Bugs for Your Garden
by Allison Mia Starcher

Grasshopper on the Road
by Arnold Lobible

Ranger Rick Naturescope Series

The Grouchy Ladybug
by Eric Carle

Grow a Butterfly Garden
by Liz Primeau

Harry the Poisonous Centipede : A Story to Make You Squirm
by Lynne Reid Banks

Have You Ever Seen an Ant Who Can'T? : Creepy, Crawly Stings and Wings From God's 'Buggy' World
by Bernadette McCarver Snyder

Helping Bugs
by Rosemary Lonborg

The Honey Makers
by Gail Gibbons

How Do Flies Walk Upside Down? : Question and Answers About Insects (Berger, Melvin. Scholastic Question and Answer Series.)
by Melvin Berger

The Icky Bug Alphabet Book
by Jerry Pallotta

Incredible Insects (Ranger Rick's Naturescope)
by National Wildlife Federation

Incy-Wincy Spider With Finger Puppets
by Katie George

Insect (Eyewitness Books)
by Lawrence Mound

Insect Soup : Bug Poems
by Barry Louis Polisar

Insect World (Children's First Library of Learning)

The Insect Alphabet Coloring Book
by Julia Pinkham

by Douglas Florian

Insects and Crawly Creatures (Eye Openers)
by Angela Royston

The Itsy Bitsy Spider
by Iza Trapani

Ladybugology (Backyard Buddies)
by Michael Elsohn Ross

The Magic School Bus : Butterfly and the Bog Beast : A Book About Butterfly Camouflage
by Nancy E. Krulik

The Magic School Bus : Inside a Beehive (Magic School Bus (Paper)
by Joanna Cole

The Magic School Bus Gets Ants in Its Pants : A Book About Ants
by Joanna Cole

The Magic School Bus Spins a Web : A Book About Spiders (Magic School Bus)
by Joanna Cole

The Mosquito Book
by Scott Anderson

My Day in the Garden
by Miela Ford

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders
by Lorus J. Milne

Nature Watch Spiders (Nature Watch Series)
by Barbara Tailor

On Beyond Bugs! (The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library.)
by Tish Rabe

One Hundred Hungry Ants
by Bonnie Mac Kain

Outside and Inside Spiders
by Sandra Markle

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