Entomology Week #4 – Insect Projects for Kids

How are you all coming along with the lessons and activities that I’ve created for the Introductory Entomology class?  I know we are having a lot of fun and learning a lot.  It has been a bit of a challenge for me to coordinate the activities as well as teach my own kiddos all the while I have been redesigning my website.  But I am loving every moment, and would love to hear from you.

Today, I share with you a number of insect projects for kids.  Several students are underway with their independent research, a few selecting insect projects that focus on life-cycles.

One of the participants has created a delightful stop-motion video to share the life cycle of the praying mantis.  I just love her artwork!

Admin note :: Sadly, her video is no longer accessible on YouTube.

Other students have chosen to create a Squidoo lens to share what they have learned.  Here is an example of a lens about Bug Collecting.  One of the participants in our course is creating a lens on a specific insect order.

Other ideas include creating a poster, setting up a terrarium, or interviewing a bee keeper.  For those up to the challenge, it would be fun to set up an insect-a-day blog or to create a collage of insect images, for example, A Year of Dragons and Damsels.

Have you decided upon a focus topic to research?  My kiddos have declared their intent … dragonflies & mud daubers.  They are still gathering facts and brainstorming ideas by which to share what they learn.  I can’t wait to see what they come up with.

Can you think of more insect projects for kids that you would like to share with us?


About Eva Varga

Eva is passionate about education. She has extensive experience in both formal and informal settings. She presently homeschools her two young children, teaches professional development courses through the Heritage Institute, and writes a middle level secular science curriculum called Science Logic. In addition to her work in education, she is an athlete, competing in Masters swimming events and marathons. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, learning new languages, and above all spending time with her family. ♥