20 lesson plans - includes special
activity sheets

Information Sheets
Insect natural history resources & background

Rearing Sheets
Obtaining, raising, and caring for insects

A complete reference source for all of the lesson plans

  Using Live Insects in Elementary Classrooms for Early Lessons in Life, funded by the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award, is a program dedicated to introducing health topics to children in kindergarten through third grade. The result is a printable collection of twenty integrated lessons with science and math activities that use live insects. These lessons are aligned with National Science Education Standards(NSES).

Subjects covered in addressing the health topics for the various lessons:

  • Math
  • Language Arts
  • Music
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Science
  • Health:
      Physical Education, Nutrition,
      Hygiene, Mental Health
  • This online version of lessons was created from a collaboration of teachers and scientists from Arizona and Massachusetts and the staff from the Center for Insect Science. Roughly two hundred teachers in Arizona, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Mississippi pilot tested the lessons in their classrooms.

    Spanish version - Versión en Español
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    The University of Arizona
    phone: 520-621-5358

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