Table of Contents: The Lessons
All lessons have three sections. They are teacher preparation (set-up and materials), the actual lesson plans, and additions (extensions, vocabulary, and a bibliography). The lessons also contain direct links to pertinent activity, information, and rearing sheets.
Title & Organism Topic Grade Nat'l Science Education Standards Science Process Skills
Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

Crickets

Functions & Parts
of My Body
K Characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Organizing
Grooming is a Good Thing

Flies

Hygiene K Personal health
Abilities necessary for & understanding scientific inquiry
Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Organizing
Experimenting
Inferring
Getting to Know You

Mealworms

Mental health K Characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Population dynamics
Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Think Safe! Be Safe!

Grashoppers

Self-protection K Characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Personal health
Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Wigglers, Tumblers, & Bloodsuckers

Mosquitoes

Functions of the Body/Safety K Characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Experimenting
Inferring
Boy Cricket/Girl Cricket

Crickets

Human Sexuality 1st Characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Abilities necessary for scientific inquiry
Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Food to Grow On

Caterpillars, Butterflies, Moths

Nutrition 1st Characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Organisms & environments
Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Organizing
Experimenting
Inferring
Little Me in a Big World

Ants

Self-esteem 1st Characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Changes in environment
Abilities necessary for & understanding scientific inquiry
Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Organizing
Experimenting
Inferring
My Decisions: Good or Bad

Mealworms

Decision making 1st Characteristics of organisms
Personal health
Abilities necessary for & understanding scientific inquiry
Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Experimenting
Inferring
Washing Germs Away

Flies

Disease Prevention & Control 1st Characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Science as a human endeavor
Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Inferring
Applying
Arthropods at Home

Spider, Isopod, or any Arthropod

Environ-mental health 2nd Characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Changes in environments
Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Organizing
Inferring
Being Safe While Growing Up

Moths that Spin Cocoons

Self-protection, Self-worth, & Emotional health 2nd Characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Organisms & environments
Personal Health
Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Organizing
Inferring
Applying
Building a Bug Bungalow

Milkweed bug

Growth & development 2nd Characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Organizing
Experimenting
Inferring
Applying
Munching on Mixtures

Grasshoppers

Nutrition 2nd Life cycles of organisms
Organisms & environments
Personal health
Abilities necessary for & understanding scientific inquiry
Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Organizing
Experimenting
Inferring
Applying
Using My Senses

Crickets

Functions of the Body: The senses 2nd Characteristics of organisms
Abilities necessary for scientific inquiry
Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Organizing
Experimenting
Inferring
Beware; Be Aware

Ladybird beetles & Stink bugs

Consumer health 3rd Characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Organisms & environments
Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Organizing
Bug Eyes

Praying Mantid

Functions of the Body: Eye & Eye Care 3rd Characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Organizing
Experimenting
Inferring
Hop to It!

Grasshoppers

Physical Education 3rd Characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Abilities necessary for & understanding scientific inquiry
Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Organizing
My Family and Me

Ants

Family health &
family life
3rd Abilities necessary for & understanding scientific inquiry Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Organizing
Experimenting
Inferring
We're All In This Together

Ants, crickets, beetles, milkweed bugs, flies

Life-management skills & human diversity 3rd Characteristics of organisms
Life cycles of organisms
Observing
Communicating
Comparing
Organizing

Lesson Plans Information Sheets Rearing Sheets Bibliography

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