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Ch 9: Bugs, Butterflies & Insects for Kids

About This Chapter

Students who need extra help reviewing bug, butterfly and insect facts can review this engaging online chapter. You can assign these lessons and quizzes to your students whenever they need to improve their bug, butterfly and insect knowledge for exams, homework or class assignments.

Bugs, Butterflies & Insects for Kids - Chapter Summary

Help your students review facts about bugs, butterflies and insects with this collection of fun lessons and quizzes. These resources are designed specifically for elementary school students, and they cover interesting information about many types of bugs, butterflies and insects, including stick bugs, red admiral butterflies and brown recluse spiders. The chapter's quizzes can easily be assigned to your students, and the material is accessible on any computer or mobile device.

Chapter Topics

  • Stick bugs
  • Thorn bugs
  • Leaf bugs
  • Red admiral butterflies
  • Butterfly migration
  • Facts about butterflies
  • Butterfly parts and metamorphosis
  • Rainforest butterflies
  • Butterfly fish
  • Owl butterflies
  • Redback spiders
  • The differences between spiders and insects
  • Hawaiian happy face spiders
  • Trapdoor spiders
  • Brown recluse spiders
  • Garden spiders
  • Daddy long legs spiders
  • Water spiders

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help learning about bugs, butterflies and insects will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about these creatures.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding information about different types of bugs, butterflies and insects
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about stick bugs, rainforest butterflies, garden spiders and more
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about bugs, butterflies and insects
  • Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover the bug, butterfly or insect topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about bugs, butterflies and insects.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands bug, butterfly and insect facts by completing the Bugs, Butterflies & Insects for Kids chapter exam.

27 Lessons in Chapter 9: Bugs, Butterflies & Insects for Kids
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Stick Bug Facts: Lesson for Kids

1. Stick Bug Facts: Lesson for Kids

The stick bug is an insect that might have the best camouflage around. What does it look like, and how is it able to hide itself so well? Read on to learn more about this unique bug.

Thorn Bug Facts: Lesson for Kids

2. Thorn Bug Facts: Lesson for Kids

What is a thorn bug? In this lesson, you'll learn about these interesting insects by exploring what they look like, where the live, what they eat and why on Earth they have that big horn on their backs!

Leaf Bug Facts: Lesson for Kids

3. Leaf Bug Facts: Lesson for Kids

The leaf bug is an insect that is so well-disguised, it is hard to tell it apart from a leaf. What are some characteristics of this bug, and where can it be found? Read on to learn more.

Red Admiral Butterfly Facts: Lesson for Kids

4. Red Admiral Butterfly Facts: Lesson for Kids

Red Admiral Butterflies are beautiful with unique traits and features that will surprise you. In this lesson, you will learn a variety of amazing facts about Red Admiral Butterflies.

Butterfly Migration: Lesson for Kids

5. Butterfly Migration: Lesson for Kids

The monarch butterfly is an international traveler who completes a long round-trip journey. This movement from their homes and back again is called migration. Read on to learn more about the migratory adventures of a monarch butterfly.

All About Butterflies: Lesson for Kids

6. All About Butterflies: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn about butterflies, including where they live and what they eat. Most importantly, you will learn about the four stages in a butterfly's life cycle.

Butterfly Metamorphosis: Lesson for Kids

7. Butterfly Metamorphosis: Lesson for Kids

Butterflies have an amazing life cycle that includes two totally different organisms. In this lesson, you will learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, and how it involves complete metamorphosis.

Butterfly Fish Facts: Lesson for Kids

8. Butterfly Fish Facts: Lesson for Kids

Come with me on a swim through the warm coral reefs to visit a school of butterfly fish. In this lesson, you will learn what these fish look like, where they live, what they eat, and whether you can keep one as a pet!

Parts of a Butterfly: Lesson for Kids

9. Parts of a Butterfly: Lesson for Kids

Butterflies are beautiful creatures that we can see fluttering around on warm, sunny days. In this lesson, you will learn what a butterfly is as well as the parts it is made of.

Rainforest Butterflies Facts: Lesson for Kids

10. Rainforest Butterflies Facts: Lesson for Kids

There are many amazing creatures that enjoy the tropical rainforest environment. In this lesson, learn why many types of butterflies are found in the rainforest, identify some unique rainforest butterflies, and learn why their habitat is shrinking.

Owl Butterfly Facts: Lesson for Kids

11. Owl Butterfly Facts: Lesson for Kids

Imagine a butterfly that can fool prey into thinking it is an owl! In this lesson, discover not only how the owl butterfly can mimic the look of an owl, but also other amazing facts about this unique creature.

Redback Spider Facts: Lesson for Kids

12. Redback Spider Facts: Lesson for Kids

Like their black widow spider cousins, redback spiders are venomous. Read this lesson to find out what they look like, where they live and to find out more about this dangerous spider.

Differences Between Insects and Spiders: Lesson for Kids

13. Differences Between Insects and Spiders: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever looked at a cookie and thought you saw chocolate chips, but they were really raisins? Well, sometimes animals look alike, but they are really different. This includes insects and spiders. Do you know the difference?

Hawaiian Happy Face Spider Facts: Lesson for Kids

14. Hawaiian Happy Face Spider Facts: Lesson for Kids

Many people think that spiders are scary or nasty animals. Would you believe there is a spider with a happy face? Read this lesson to find out about this unusual spider, where it lives, and some interesting facts about its life.

Trapdoor Spider Facts: Lesson for Kids

15. Trapdoor Spider Facts: Lesson for Kids

The trapdoor spider is a very tricky animal that lives all over the world. Read this lesson to find out all about these unusual spiders, including how they use their trapdoors for hunting and for protection.

Brown Recluse Spider Facts: Lesson for Kids

16. Brown Recluse Spider Facts: Lesson for Kids

Brown recluse spiders are usually found in the southeastern part of the United States and have a very powerful venom. Come learn about these spiders, how they live and how to identify them.

Garden Spider Facts: Lesson for Kids

17. Garden Spider Facts: Lesson for Kids

Let's check out some webs and learn about the garden spider. In this lesson we will explore the similarities and the differences between American and European garden spiders by learning to identify them by looking at their bodies and their webs.

Daddy Long Legs Facts: Lesson for Kids

18. Daddy Long Legs Facts: Lesson for Kids

What has eight legs, but isn't actually a spider? The daddy long legs! In this lesson, you'll learn about what daddy long legs look like, where they live, and what makes their long legs very special.

Water Spider Facts: Lesson for Kids

19. Water Spider Facts: Lesson for Kids

There are many unusual spiders in the world, but the water spider is one of the most unique. Read this lesson to find out all about the water spider, and learn how it is able to live underwater!

Social Insects Lesson for Kids: Types, Definition & Examples

20. Social Insects Lesson for Kids: Types, Definition & Examples

Some bugs use teamwork to survive. You might call these insects buddy bugs, but scientists call them social insects! Learn about some different types of social insects and how they live and work together in this lesson.

Queen Ant Lesson for Kids: Facts, Lifespan & Size

21. Queen Ant Lesson for Kids: Facts, Lifespan & Size

A queen ant is very important within an ant colony, because she has a job that no one else can do. What is it, and how can you tell which ant is queen? Read on to find out.

Types of Ants: Lesson for Kids

22. Types of Ants: Lesson for Kids

This lesson investigates the world's tiniest, yet most plentiful creatures on Earth: ants. Explore the potent sting of bullet ants, super strengths of leaf-cutter ants, aggressive habits of fire ants, and impressive nest building of weaver ants.

Drone Bee Facts: Lesson for Kids

23. Drone Bee Facts: Lesson for Kids

What's all this buzz about? Drone bees! In this lesson you will learn about how drone bees look, what they do, and whether or not you need to watch out for their stingers.

Drone Bees Lesson for Kids: Lifespan & Job

24. Drone Bees Lesson for Kids: Lifespan & Job

Did you know that there are actually several different kinds of bees in every beehive? In this lesson, you'll learn about the life of a drone bee and what drone bees contribute to the hive.

Drone Bees Job: Lesson for Kids

25. Drone Bees Job: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn about an important bee in the hive: the drone bee. Although their lives may be short, the job of the drone is important to the survival of the hive.

Jerusalem Cricket Lesson for Kids: Life Cycle & Facts

26. Jerusalem Cricket Lesson for Kids: Life Cycle & Facts

The Jerusalem cricket is a large insect that has a unique and distinct look. What are some of its features, and what makes it different from the ordinary cricket? Keep reading to learn more.

What is a Minibeast? - Lesson for Kids

27. What is a Minibeast? - Lesson for Kids

In the trees and grass of your very own backyard roam minibeasts! Learn what these creatures are and what makes them different from other living things you might encounter in the wild.

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