Explore the world of insects! Learn how to plant a butterfly garden in your backyard or schoolyard. Spend some time near an ant hill and take notes or photographs of the activity observed. Raise an insect (mealworms, caterpillars, mosquitoes, flour beetles, or others) and observe and record their life cycle. Check out the following activities for more buggy ideas.
Read the autobiography of Squirmin' Herman the worm. The multimedia story begins with his ancestral migration on a seventeenth-century wooden ship.
Help Scout Cat match pictures of beneficial insects and pests in this bingo-like game. Includes player game cards, templates for overhead transparencies or display sheets, information about each insect, and instructions.
Join The Bug Club. This site features articles, photographs, games, and puzzles about all sorts of bugs. This site even tells how to keep insects as pets.
Places to buy butterfly supplies.
Build a butterfly condominium.
Learn about the study of insects. Find basic information and take a quick look at the anatomy of adult insects.
Learn how to make a butterfly garden.
Insects are everywhere! Find out what it takes to catch them on this site.
Search for creatures on land or in a pond - and determine whether each is an insect or not.
Track the migration of monarch butterflies both north and south.
Information on how to start a backyard or schoolyard wildlife habitat.
Explore the anatomy of an insect using this virtual roach.
This miniseries takes you into the bizarre, fascinating world of insects, with amazing graphics, sound and animation, enhanced video, and activities for kids.
You can order bugs over the internet! Isn't technology great?
Keep live invertebrates as pets! Be the only person on your block to have a tiger beetle for a friend. Many insects are easy to keep, fascinating to observe, and are great educational tools.