What’s Bugging You?

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In this lesson, students learn to determine whether an animal is an insect or a spider. Students are introduced to invertebrates and develop skills relevant to higher classification skills. We really like the use of a Venn diagram to compare/contrast insects and spiders, and there is a writing assessment prompt included.



Additional information

Grade Level

NGSS STEM Practices

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Resource Type

Standards Present


Media Format

PDF Download, Text/Web Page

Creation Date

Before 2010

Reviews (1)

1 review for What’s Bugging You?

  1. LessonHiveAdmin

    This is a nice introduction to arthropods, with an emphasis on having students observe different animals, record their observations, and then work to decide what characteristics define each group. Great use of a Venn diagram!

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