Ch 5: Insects for Elementary School

About This Chapter

The lessons in this chapter are designed to teach elementary school students about insects. This is a useful tool because it can help students at home further increase their understanding of their classroom instruction on insects.

Insects for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

Allow your elementary school student to build upon what he or she has learned about insects through the lessons in this chapter. The chapter's lessons are full of information but are short and entertaining to capture the attention of your student. Whether it is text or video lessons, this chapter includes quizzes and worksheets with every lesson. This allows your student to keep track of their progress through the chapter and to ensure they are retaining the material.

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with material about insects will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about insects. 

  •  Students who have fallen behind in understanding dung beetles and other types of insects
  •  Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about insects
  •  Students who prefer multiple ways of learning Earth 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 insects
  •  Students who struggle to understand their Earth science teachers
  •  Students who attend schools without extra Earth science resources

How It Works

  •  Find lessons in the chapter that cover 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.
  •  Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about insects.
  •  Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  •  Verify your student understands insects by completing the Insects for Elementary School chapter exam.

15 Lessons in Chapter 5: Insects for Elementary School
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Beetle Lesson for Kids: Facts & Life Cycle

1. Beetle Lesson for Kids: Facts & Life Cycle

Beetles are a kind of insect that are found in most places in the world. This lesson will teach you about beetles, how many different kinds scientists know about, their life cycle, and some other cool facts about these insects.

Dung Beetle Facts: Lesson for Kids

2. Dung Beetle Facts: Lesson for Kids

Do you know why you don't want to be a dung beetle? Dung beetles spend their days in poop (dung). Learn why dung beetles live their life this way, where they live, and what they eat.

Black Widow Spider Facts: Lesson for Kids

3. Black Widow Spider Facts: Lesson for Kids

The black widow spider is a spider to watch out for! The female has a venomous bite and earns her name by sometimes killing her partner after mating. Learn what the black widow spider likes to eat and where it lives.

Types of Butterflies: Lesson for Kids

4. Types of Butterflies: Lesson for Kids

There are many types of butterflies all over the world. Come learn about the monarch, the painted lady and the blue morpho as well as some general butterfly facts.

What Do Butterflies Eat? - Lesson for Kids

5. What Do Butterflies Eat? - Lesson for Kids

Butterflies are beautiful and unique insects. During their brief lives they undergo a complete transformation. There are thousands of types of butterflies, but in this lesson you will learn that most species of butterflies actually eat the same thing!

Where Do Butterflies Live? - Lesson for Kids

6. Where Do Butterflies Live? - Lesson for Kids

There are thousands of species of butterflies, and they can live in an amazing array of locations and habitats. In this lesson, you'll learn about the different places that butterflies live and the types of butterflies that live there.

What Do Ants Eat? - Lesson for Kids

7. What Do Ants Eat? - Lesson for Kids

As a group, ants like to eat all of the same kinds of foods that you do. Learn about all the different types of meats, vegetables, grains, and other foods ants eat as well as other fun facts about this bug!

Useful Insects: Lesson for Kids

8. Useful Insects: Lesson for Kids

Insects get a bad reputation, but without them humans would not survive. Insects keep harmful pests at bay and make possible many of the foods you love. After reading this lesson, you may grow to love these six-legged critters.

Harmful Insects: Lesson for Kids

9. Harmful Insects: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you'll learn about just a few of the many insects that can be harmful. Some are harmful to our food and homes, others cause harm due to bites or stings or by passing deadly parasites after they bite us.

Types of Insects: Lesson for Kids

10. Types of Insects: Lesson for Kids

There are many different types of insects in the world. Come learn about types of insects that fly, jump or crawl, as well as the what makes an insect an insect!

Fire Ant Facts: Lesson for Kids

11. Fire Ant Facts: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever been walking along and come across a pile of ants? There's actually a busy world going on in there. Learn about the fascinating fire ant, which can be a big pest!

African Goliath Beetle Facts: Lesson for Kids

12. African Goliath Beetle Facts: Lesson for Kids

The African Goliath beetle is the giant of the insect world. With six different species, this heavily armored beetle is both striking and massive. Read on to learn more about this unique insect.

Japanese Beetle Facts: Lesson for Kids

13. Japanese Beetle Facts: Lesson for Kids

Japanese beetles are insects that were originally from Japan and now live in the United States. In this lesson, learn about the physical traits, life cycle characteristics, and behaviors of Japanese beetles that make them pests to gardeners and farmers.

Tiger Beetle Facts: Lesson for Kids

14. Tiger Beetle Facts: Lesson for Kids

Tiger beetles are known for their speed and predatory abilities. They are fascinating insects with unique adaptations. In this lesson, we'll discuss the tiger beetle's characteristics, habitat, hunting skills and one very surprising fact about this beetle.

Hummingbird Moth Facts: Lesson for Kids

15. Hummingbird Moth Facts: Lesson for Kids

Though they aren't related, hummingbird moths are sometimes mistaken for hummingbirds. Read on to find out what these moths have in common with hummingbirds and some other cool facts about them.

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