Insect Anatomy

(1 review)


This lesson from an art museum uses classic artwork to teach insect anatomy. Part of the lesson involves collecting insects, and observing and drawing them. This lesson includes lesson instructions and a student handout.

Elementary version of the exercise:

6th-8th grade version of the exercise:

Additional information

Grade Level

, ,

NGSS STEM Practices

, ,


Resource Type


Standards Present


Media Format

PDF Download, Text/Web Page

Creation Date


Reviews (1)

1 review for Insect Anatomy

  1. LessonHiveAdmin

    This is a neat way to use historic artwork to teach insect anatomy and the ability to draw like a naturalist. We would like to see a bit more information for teachers about basics like body segments, legs, etc, but getting students to look and draw what they see is great.

Add a review