Insect Life, Second Edition

Careful observations of three kinds of insects introduce students to the ABCs of Insect Life: attributes, behaviors, and cycles. First, students examine the unique characteristics common to all insects and, with the help of a Scientific Key, learn to identify many species. They conduct experiments to determine insects’ environmental preferences and adaptive features, such as camouflage and mimicry. Finally, over extended periods of time, students observe the simple metamorphosis of crickets (egg-nymph-adult) and the complete metamorphosis of mealworms and butterflies (egg-larva-pupa-adult). To apply their knowledge of insects, students consider how these numerous and diverse organisms, living in every environment, can be both helpful and harmful. (13 Activities)

Delta Science Modules offer:

  • An easy to use hands-on approach to teach science.  Both novice and experienced teachers can successfully engage students in rich and rewarding activities. Step-by-step activity instructions; science background information and suggestions for managing materials are just a few of the features in each Teacher Guide that ensure teaching success.
  • Classroom flexibility. With 57 modules to choose from, you'll find just what you need to reinforce your science curriculum or build your own curriculum to meet your state or local framework.
  • High quality, cost-effective equipment kits. Each module's equipment kit provides 4 to 6 weeks of science instruction for 32 students. Teaching inquiry-based science is both affordable and effective.
  • A science program designed for the way you teach. Delta Science Modules consists of 57 topics covering life, earth and physical science.  Each DSM module contains an equipment kit with enough materials for 32 students to conduct 12 investigations and a comprehensive Teacher Guide with performance assessment.