Insects Don’t BUG us!

An investigation about the world of insects This journal belongs to:

KWL chart for insects
What I

Know about insects

What I

wonder about insects

What I earned about insects

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What Makes an Insect an Insect?
Insect Beetle
Milkweed Bugs Number of Legs Number of Body Parts

Antennae

Wings

Crickets Butterfly

From our observations, we learned: Insects have Insects have legs. body parts. They are called the and Insects have Insects have antennae. wings. . ,

mealworms

Life of a Mealworm ~ an observation calendar
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Month:

Year:

A smart scientist keeps a record of observations.

 Write down any observations about your mealworm.

Taking care of my mealworm
Food Air

Habitat

Water

Lifecycle of a mealworm
Using words, pictures, and labels, describe the stages in a mealworm’s life.

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Name:

School to home connection The Lifecycle of a Beetle

 Draw a picture of what a beetle looks like during each stage of the life cycle.

Egg

Larva ( mealworm)

Pupa

Adult ( beetle)

Insect Observations

Date:

Insect:

butterflies

Life of a Caterpillar ~ an observation calendar
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Month:

Year:

A smart scientist keeps a record of observations.

 Write down any observations about your caterpillar.

The structure of a caterpillar
Study the caterpillars in their habitat.
1. Do caterpillars have legs? 2. Do caterpillars have bristles or hairs? 3. Do caterpillars have antennae? 4. Do caterpillars have ears? 5. What colors are on the caterpillar? ____________________________________________________________ Draw a picture of your caterpillar in their habitat. Make sure to label what you see. How many? How many? How many?

Lifecycle of a butterfly
Using words, pictures, and labels, describe the stages in a caterpillar’s life.

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Name:

School to home connection The Lifecycle of a Butterfly

 Draw a picture of what a butterfly looks like during each stage of the life cycle.

Egg

Larva ( caterpillar)

Pupa chrysalis

Adult ( butterfly)

Insect Observations

Date:

Insect:

Milkweed bug

Milkweed bug habitat
Draw the home you have made for the milkweed bugs

What will they need?

Lifecycle of a milkweed bug
Using words, pictures, and labels, describe the stages in a milkweed bug’s life.

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Crickets

Insect Observations

Date:

Insect:

Walking sticks

Insect Observations

Date:

Insect:

Name:

School to home Connection

Today we received a new insect. It is a Here are 3 facts I learned about it: 1. ______________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ 2. ______________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ 3. ______________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ .

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Scientific drawing

Insect Word Bank

Quick ideas for insect journal writing
1. Describe how your mealworm felt 2. Explain the three parts of an insect. 3. Do you think an insect would make a good pet? Why or why not? 4. Predict what your mealworm will turn into. 5. What do insects needs to survive? 6. Describe the habitat of a cricket. 7. Explain what is happening inside the chrysalis. 8. If I were a butterfly, I . . . 9. Why do you think crickets chirp? 10. Describe your favorite insect.

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