Let's Talk About Insects
Students learn about insects through C.P. Ant. They learn how they grow and develop and how they are important to our environment.
Understand and learn about insects, how they live, grow and help the environment.
- Species: A species is a unique group of living things.
- Arthropods: Arthropods have limbs with many joints that bend in many directions.
- Exoskeleton: An exoskeleton has rigid skin on the outside of the body.
- Thorax: The thorax is the middle part of the body of an insect.
- Abdomen: An abdomen is the last of the body section of an insect.
- Antenna: Antenna are a pair of long, thin sensory appendages on the heads of insects.
- Metamorphosis: Metamorphosis is the process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form in two or more distinct stages.
- Larva: Larva is the active immature form of an insect, especially one that differs greatly from the adult and forms the stage between egg and pupa.
- Pupa: A pupa is an insect in its inactive immature form between larva and adult
- Nymph: A nymph is an immature form of an insect that does not change greatly as it grows.
To prepare for this lesson:
- The teacher should preview Let’s Talk About Insects in the teacher’s guide.
- Watch the following videos:
See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources.
Directions for this activity:
- Students log onto Let’s Talk About Insects.
- Select language English or Spanish.
- Follow through the lesson using the next and back buttons.
- Once the lesson is finished students can C.P.’s Fun Place for extended insect activities.
MITECS COMPETENCIES & ISTE STANDARDS
MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.
1a. Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
1b. Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.
1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
1d. Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
Devices and Resources
Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad
Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL
Apps. Extensions, Add-ons
Insects: Educational Videos for Kids
CONTENT AREA RESOURCES
- Write a report on insects.
- Insect Poetry
Create a poster and label the insect parts.
Investigate a butterfly garden. Grow mealworms.
This task card was created by Julie Hoehing, Lake Shore Public Schools, February 2020.