Insects for Kids

             

BugBios from Insects.org - http://www.insects.org/

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 Hotlist from Franklin Institute Online
  http://www.fi.edu/learn/hotlists/insects.php


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


Amazing Insects from Koday's Kids
  http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/bugmenu.html

Sci4Kids - http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/insects/insectintro.htm

Bug Facts - http://www.burgepest.com/ants.html

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


Wings, Stings, and Leggy Things - http://dnr.state.il.us/education/classrm/wingleg/wingsstings.pdf

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


Ants - Great site about ants from Japan 
         http://ant.edb.miyakyo-u.ac.jp/INTRODUCTION/Gakken79E/Page_02.html
         Ant Facts http://www.pestworldforkids.org/ants.html
         http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/ant.html
         http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/ant/
         http://www.live-ants.com/facts-about-ants.html
        
http://www.kidskonnect.com/subject-index/13-animals/402-ants.html
         http://www.lifestudiesonline.com/aants.htm
         
http://www.42explore.com/ants.htm
         http://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?p=Ants&c=Insects
             Carpenter ants - http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/pdf/2063.pdf    

Asian Long-Horned beetle - http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/asianlhbeetle.html
        http://www.uvm.edu/albeetle/
        http://www.asian-longhorned-beetle.com/

Bees - from PBS -
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bees/hive.html
         short article - http://www.nature.ca/notebooks/english/bees.htm
         Bees4kids - http://www.cyberbee.net/kids
         http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/honeybee.html
         http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/bumblebee.html
         http://www.insecta-inspecta.com/bees/honey/index.html
        
http://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?id=630

         Bee Cam - http://www.draperbee.com/webcam/beecam.htm

Beetles - http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/beetles.html
           http://tolweb.org/Coleoptera
           http://bugguide.net/node/view/60
           http://www.cirrusimage.com/beetles.htm
           http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ww0502.htm
           http://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?id=631

Black Flies - http://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource000529_Rep551.pdf 
         http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Wildlife_Journal/WJ_sample_stories/WJ_a00_Blackflies.pdf
         http://www.mosquitomagnet.com/advice/mosquito-info/biting-insect-library/black-flies
         http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2167.html
         http://www.lawestvector.org/black_flies.htm
              
           
Butterflies - Mrs. Mitchell's Butterfly Page http://www.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/
               http://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?p=Butterflies_and_Moths&c=Insects
               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/
               USGS - http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/insects/cateast/index.htm

               http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/pdf/2015.pdf

Cicadas -
http://www.desertusa.com/mag98/july/papr/du_cicada.html
           
http://science.howstuffworks.com/cicada.htm
           
http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/cicada.html
           Cicada Hunt - http://saltthesandbox.org/cicada_hunt/
           http://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?p=Cicada&c=Insects

Crickets - http://www1.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/crickets/
            http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/cricket.html
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket_(insect)
            http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/cricket.html
            
http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/living-green/living-green-citizen/for-kids/creature-feature/cricket.html
            http://insected.arizona.edu/cricketinfo.htm
            http://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?p=Cricket&c=Insects

Dragonflies - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthropoda/uniramia/odonatoida.html
               http://ecoevo.uvigo.es/WDA/linked/beginners_guide_odonates.pdf
               http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/dragonfly.html
              
http://www.holoweb.com/cannon/dragonfl.htm

               http://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?p=Dragonfly&c=Insects

Earwigs -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earwig
           http://www.pestworldforkids.org/earwigs.html
           http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/earwig.html
          
http://www.uri.edu/ce/factsheets/sheets/earwig.html

           http://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?p=Earwig&c=Insects
          
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/pdf/2068.pdf

Firefly - http://animals.nationalgeographic.com.au/animals/bugs/firefly.html

          http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/firefly.html
         
http://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/bimg153.html

          http://iris.biosci.ohio-state.edu/projects/FFiles/frfact.html
          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
          http://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?p=Firefly&c=Insects
          http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2125.html
           
Flea - http://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?p=Flea&c=Insects
        http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/pdf/2081.pdf
        http://www.pestworldforkids.org/fleas.html
        http://www.interesting-facts.biz/interesting-facts-about-fleas
       
http://umaine.edu/ipm/ipddl/publications/5020e/

Fly - http://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?id=641
      http://209.174.8.139/4th/kkhp/1insects/fly.html
      http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/insects/fly/Houseflyprintout.shtml
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Housefly
      http://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/cimg237.html
     
http://www.uri.edu/ce/factsheets/sheets/houseflies.html

Grasshopper -
http://insected.arizona.edu/ghopperinfo.htm
  http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/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://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?p=Grasshopper&c=Insects

Gypsy Moth - http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/gypsymoth.html
                http://www.fs.fed.us/ne/morgantown/4557/gmoth/
                http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/gypsy-moth
                http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/plant_pest_info/gypsy_moth/index.shtml

Japanese Beetle -
http://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?p=Japanese_Beetle&c=Insects
                    http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/japbeetle.html
                    http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05601.html
                   
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/bugreview/japanesebeetle.cfm


Ladybug - http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-ladybug.html
            http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/ladybug.html
            http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/ladybugs.htm
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccinellidae
            
http://www.ladybuglady.com/ScienceFair.htm

            http://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?p=Ladybug&c=Insects
   Facts - http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/ladybug/
            http://everything-ladybug.com/ladybug-facts.html

Mosquito -
http://science.howstuffworks.com/mosquito.htm
            http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/mosquito.html
            http://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?p=Mosquito&c=Insects
            http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~insects/mosbiol.htm
            http://www.mosquito.org/mosquito-info
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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
                   http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/mantid.htm
                   http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2154.html
                   http://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?p=Praying_Mantis&c=Insects
                   http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/PrayMan.html
                   http://www.desertusa.com/mag00/dec/papr/mantis.html

Roaches - http://kids.discovery.com/tell-me/animals/bug-world/roach-world/amazing-roach-facts
 
 Cockroaches - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/critters/cockroach.html
                   http://www.pestworldforkids.org/cockroaches.html
                   http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/roach.html
                   http://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?p=Cockroaches&c=Insects
                   http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/sci/A0812745.html
                   http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/housingandclothing/dk1003.html
                  
Silkworm -
http://insected.arizona.edu/silkinfo.htm
             http://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?p=Silkworm&c=Insects
             http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/butterfly/activities/printouts/silkworm.shtml
             http://www.acornnaturalists.com/store/images/SilkwormCare2.pdf

Termite - http://drdons.net/whatr.htm
           http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/termite.html
           http://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?p=Termite&c=Insects
           http://www.pestworldforkids.org/termites.html
           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 -
    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/insects/orthoptera/Indianwalkingstick.shtml
    http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/walkingstick.html
   
http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/fidls/walkingstick/walkingstick.htm

     
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/stick-insect/
    http://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/aimg9.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phasmatodea

Wasp - http://www.4to40.com/encyclopedia/index.asp?id=664
        
http://www.prespest.com/bees-wasp-hornets.htm
         http://www.district96.k12.il.us/IH/4th/kkhp/1insects/wasp.html
         http://www.everythingabout.net/articles/biology/animals/arthropods/insects/wasps/
         http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2077.html
         
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://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/eastern_yellow_jacket.htm
         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowjacket
         http://www.worsleyschool.net/science/files/yellow/jacket.html
        
http://www.clemson.edu/extension/beekeepers/factsheets/yellow_jackets.html


Lessons for Teachers:

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

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

Another Welcome to the World - http://www.valdosta.edu/~lafreema/topic.html

Insectweb - kindergarten - http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/encanto/insectsK/

An Insect's Perspective  Grade 2 - http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/grant/insects/

Creepy, Crawly Bugs - Kindergarten - http://www.kinderkorner.com/bugs.html
                         Grade 2 - http://wajihakhan.tripod.com/grade2/id12.html

Creepy, Crawly Critters -
http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/insects/insects.htm

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

Insect webquests - http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/webquest_orig/webquest_orig007.shtml

                              
 http://www.siue.edu/~dsawyer/WebQuest/Intro.htm
                              
 http://www.dedham.k12.ma.us/webquest/spring2002/ll/insectweb-c.htm
http://www.hillcrest.nbend.k12.or.us/staff/JBuskerud/research/Insect_Webquest/Insect%20Webquest.html
http://www.richland.k12.wi.us/rms/rms%20web%20page/rms6/bauss/bauerweb/BugWeb/BugWebquest.html

Insects for Grade 3 from Ecole Whitehorse Elementary, Yukon
http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/wes/webquests_themes/insects_webquest/


Insects from National Museum of Natural History - http://www.mnh.si.edu/insect/
Insect Zoo - http://www.mnh.si.edu/education/printable_resources/insectzoo_teachersguide.pdf
Insect Survival -
http://www.mnh.si.edu/education/printable_resources/09-10LessonPlanInsects.pdf

Ladybug Activities - http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/ladybugs.htm

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

The Grouchy Ladybug - http://www.yorkville.k12.il.us/webquests/webqfrey/webqsfrey.html

Katerpillars and Mystery Bugs - http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/dept/youth.asp

Insects As Food - http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/dept/bugfood1.asp

                    
http://www.ent.iastate.edu/misc/insectsasfood.html

Butterfly Webquests - http://www.can-do.com/uci/lessons99/butterfly.html
                         http://teacherweb.com/IN/Ststanislaus/butterflywq/
                        
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/brooklyn/butterflies/
                         http://www.newton.k12.ks.us/tech/butterfly.html
                         http://www.dedham.k12.ma.us/webquest/spring2002/lw/butterfly_webquest.htm
                         http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/butterfly/monarch.htm

Monarch Butterflies - http://cte.jhu.edu/techacademy/fellows/Mass/webquest/ymindex.html
Monarchs Grade 1 - http://warrensburg.k12.mo.us/webquest/monarchs/
Monarch Butterflies - http://www.mtsd-vt.org/mes/webquests/KChase/monarch.htm

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

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