Entomology Lesson Plan

Instructor: Adrianne Baron

Adrianne has taught high school and college biology and has a master's degree in cancer biology.

Insects can be useful as well as a pain to have around. Your students will learn about scientists that study insects as they read and discuss a text lesson, create entomologist profiles and take a quiz.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this lesson students will be able to:

  • define entomologist
  • identify different branches under entomology
  • explain the focus of different branches of entomology


  • 1 hour to 1.5 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • HS-LS2-6. Evaluate claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
  • HS-LS2-8. Evaluate evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species' chances to survive and reproduce.


  • Copies of the Entomology: Definition & Types text lesson
  • Copies of the lesson quiz
  • Large pictures/print outs of three different types of entomologists (med-vet, agricultural, and urban) or images that closely resemble these types of entomologists in their different surroundings
  • Index cards with the name of a different type of entomologist on each card
  • Small poster paper
  • Colored pencils
  • Magazine cut-outs of various components of each type of entomologist's work based on the lesson, i.e. cows, flies, pigs, crops, apples, butterflies, cockroaches, etc.
  • Glue, scissors

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