Elementary School Bug & Insect Lesson Plans


We developed four elementary school lesson plans on bugs and insects that support standards from the National Science Teachers Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Click on the links below to learn more about each elementary school lesson plan and download the full kit.


Intro to Pests Lesson Plan (Ideal for Grades K-2)

This lesson plan introduces elementary school students to the world of pests. Children ages 5-7 will learn about pest habits, habitats, threats and prevention. Some of the activities in the kit include playing a game, creating a class book and reading a story.

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Totally Termites Lesson Plan (Ideal for Grades K-2)

This lesson plan provides elementary school students with a unique opportunity to explore the fascinating world of termites. Students will get a close-up look at termites and their anatomy, while learning about the property threats they pose.  

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Termitology Lesson Plan (Ideal for Grades 3-5)

Elementary school students will engage in an inquiry-based study of termite ecology with this lesson plan. They will learn about the termite life cycle, the termite's role in the food chain and the unique social structure of a termite colony.

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Before They Were Pests Lesson Plan (Ideal for Grades 3-5)

In this lesson plan geared for students in grades 3-5, they will explore the habits and behaviors of pests like rodents and common bugs. The elementary school lesson plan also includes downloadable posters on the metamorphosis of a dragonfly and ladybug.

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