With over a million different species, insects cover the earth! Although not loved by many teachers, students are usually fascinated with insects. They make an ideal subject for study at almost any time of the year.
The opportunity to observe insects will capture the imagination and attention of your students and takes very little effort. Just provide a few plastic or real insects and a magnifying glass. Plastic insects make perfect models for close examination; live insects in see-through plastic containers add a dimension of reality to this science unit.
The added bonus to this high-interest subject is that you can meet math and reading objectives while learning about insects. Check out our Insect unit for games, activities, and other ideas.