A scientist helps two kids catch bugs in a beautiful field of wildflowers.

Kids and Bugs Go Together Naturally

This website is a project to inventory and review insect and arthropod-related lesson plans and curricula.

Teachers and entomologists around the country have developed lesson plans and activities to help teach about ecology, evolution, and many other topics central to biological science. Those lesson plans are scattered far and wide, though, and there is no central repository or list. We’re collecting insect lessons and organizing them by NGSS standards, K-12 Grades, and many other criteria.

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Who is This For?

This website is for entomologists and educators.
We want to spotlight outstanding resources and help everyone teach with bugs!

brown flying bee; Photo by Lukas

Help us Build!

We need your help. Volunteers are needed to review resources and provide feedback.
Make sure to submit your lessons too!

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Who Are We?

This website is a project of the Entomological Society of America Education and Outreach Committee

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I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life –
but there was no one to tell me.

-George Washington Carver