A great introduction to "National Insect Week", where you can learn all about bugs: complete with "The Royal Entomological Society's YouTube Channel", "Instar Magazine" ("The Magazine for Young Entomologists") and more!
A kid-friendly site about bugs that teaches facts about what bugs are and why they are important. A wonderful introduction to bugs for youngsters to use on the Whiteboard at school, and as a printout for home!
As the title suggests, this site involves kids in engaging learning tools about the world of tiny insects, by playing games and having fun! Perfect for any kid just learning about bugs for the first time, or for anyone who loves insects and wants to learn more!
Since some students might be afraid of insects, here are some great ideas as to how to help your students become less afraid, and actually enjoy being around them! This wonderfully informative and in-depth article looks at why kids might be afraid of bugs and what we as adults can do to help them not be so afraid. Enjoy!
Perfect for young viewers, this video explains what is happening to bees and why they are so critical to the preservation of the environment. Teach your young students words like "pollination" and "agriculture". A great way to teach respect of all living things!
Even though this article is meant for kindergarten teachers, I think these ideas can be tailored for elementary school kids as well! Elementary school kids would be thrilled by the chance to go outside for an "insect hunt" and you can teach your students all kinds of vocabulary when you "talk like a scientist" (another suggestion by the article). Get creative: you'll be amazed by the results! :)