Middle School Insect Lesson Plans


We developed two middle school lesson plans on insects and bugs 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 insect lesson plan and download the full kit. 


Pest PSA Lesson Plan

This six-session lesson plan will teach students in grades 6-8 about pest health threats and prevention. The teacher will ask all students to use the Pest Guide section to develop a Public Service Announcement (PSA) for their school community.  

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Pest Taxonomy Lesson Plan

Pest Taxonomy is a two-session lesson plan that teaches students about the way pests are grouped together. Students in grades 6-8 will look at different characteristics of the pests found in the Pest Guide section and create a taxonomy chart for each representative species.

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