This page is a resource for fun and engaging lesson plans about insects and the IPM program.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension – Elementary Insects [External Website]
This website was built to provide resources for use by teachers or anyone with an interest in teaching about insects. Each training module focuses on a particular group of insects and is composed of five items:
•Student’s Booklet of Activities: Contains basic activities that can be used to educate children in the 2nd through 4th grade.
•Teacher’s booklet: Provides basic outline of how each lesson should be taught as well as the answers to the questions in the Student’s Booklet.
•Pre- and Post- evaluations of students: It is important that you know the students are learning about the target arthropod. These evaluations will allow you to do so.
•Post evaluation for teachers: It is important that you receive feedback from the teachers on how the activities can be improved or expanded. We value any comments that we might receive
•Crossword Puzzle: The puzzle presents questions and answers in a relatively non-challenging format. Some units have interactive crossword puzzles.
- Lesson 1: Silent Spring
- Lesson 2: Pest ID
- Lesson 3: Monitoring
- Lesson 4: Biocontrol
- Lesson 5: Marketing IPM