Insects and Plants

The Insects and Plants Module provides experiences with the life sequences of a number of insects so that students learn that organisms reproduce offspring of their own kind. At the same time, students grow a plant from seeds and observe brassica go through its life cycle to produce new seeds.

Students will:

  • Develop a curiosity and interest in insects and flowering plants and an appreciation for them as living things.
  • Provide for the needs of insects and plants and observe them over time.
  • Observe the similarities and differences of the life sequences that different types of insects exhibit (simple and complete metamorphosis).
  • Compare the life cycles of different kinds of animals and learn that organisms reproduce offspring of their own kind.
  • Observe variations within a group of insects.
  • Organize and communicate observations through drawing and writing and use bar graphs to record data.
  • Use magnifiers to observe and draw organisms.
  • Write or draw a sequence of steps for an event.

Investigations:

  • Investigation 1: Mealworms
  • Investigation 2: Brassica Seeds
  • Investigation 3: Milkweed Bugs
  • Investigation 4: Silkworms
  • Investigation 5: Butterflies

A Complete Kit includes:

  • Investigations Guide
  • Teacher Resources
  • 32 Science Resource books
  • 1 Big Book
  • Nonconsumable equipment
  • Consumable materials for two class uses

Please note: Live Organism Coupons are not included in the kit; they must be purchased separately.

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