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Lesson Plans - October

“What Insect Am I”

Familiarize the students with the different parts of an insect. In this one hour game, kindergarteners will use information given to them as clues from index cards to identify different types of insects placed in front of them.

Little Me In A Big World

Over a three or four day period while looking at obstacles that humans and insects encounter, students will predict, observe and record strategies to overcome them using discussions, role play, and charts.

Learning in Cockroaches

To see, if by providing a positive stimulus, students can detect learning in cockroaches. A secondary purpose is to provide students with the opportunity to carefully observe and work with an insect they normally find offensive. Thus students will develop a keener appreciation of the complexities of experimental design and of animal life.

Insects We Love and Hate

This lesson is about insects rather than parasites, but it teaches students about some insect parasites (e.g., mosquitoes and lice) as well as about insects in general. Students will see pictures of insects that bite and sting, and others of insects that don’t bother people. They will classify insects into “likeable” and “not-so-likeable” categories and draw pictures of insects that people like and don’t like.

Insects at Home

identify characteristics that allow members of a species to survive.

1. compare adaptive characteristics of species