Invent an Insect

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Students learn about the function and adaptations of various insects, then apply their knowledge to create their own insects! Each student is assigned an environment and must brainstorm adaptations for their insects. This lesson also helps students learn to tell insects apart from other invertebrates and identify the basic anatomy of arthropods.

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NGSS STEM Practices



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  1. LessonHiveAdmin

    This is a fully NGSS aligned lesson plan to introduce students to the diversity of insects, with a focus on adaptations. The Invent-an-Insect exercise is fantastic, and in classroom tests students really had a lot of fun imagining new insects. We also like the very strong extension activities.

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