The purpose of this lesson is to allow students the opportunity to explore and collect insects from a local park. The students will return to class and record the habitat in which the insect lived. They will identify the insect by using teacher provided materials. They will then be given directions to aid them in writing a report on their pet. They will need to include the insect’s kingdom, phylum, class, and order. In addition I would like them to include the insect’s food source, life span, landscapes inhabited in, inherited traits, and any other interesting information that they find.