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Insects Unit Study {Free}

Insects Unit Study {Free}

What better time of year to explore the world of insects than summer?  After all, you can find them everywhere! “Insects Everywhere!” is a free unit study from Jodie Wolfe that appeared in the July/August 2013 Home School Enrichment magazine.  (Just enter page 38 in the navigation box at the bottom. Free registration required.)

The unit study starts by telling a story of a locust invasion in Kansas in 1874.  Yikes!

You will then:

  • Visit with Moses in Egypt.
  • Determine which bugs are pests and which are helpful.
  • Explore insects’ senses.
  • Discover what types of bugs are in your area.
  • Learn what diseases bugs carry.
  • Learn about cicadas.
  • Label a grasshopper.
  • Enjoy several other investigations.

Activities include:

  • Scripture memorization.
  • Research.
  • Writing.
  • Narration.
  • Observation.
  • Charting.
  • Drawing.
  • Painting.
  • Origami.

Field trip suggestions and interesting facts are also included.

This is a well-rounded and interesting study for those looking for a way to ease back into a homeschooling routine.  A perfect resource for the DIY homeschool mom!

 

Activities

Insect Identification {Free Interactive}
Bug-finder interactive and insect hunting suggestions!

Grasshopper Pie
The easy way from Kraft just for fun!

 

Books

First Book of Bugs {Free eBook}First Book of Bugs {Free eBook}
Fun and interesting go-along.

Elementary Study of Insects {Free eBook}An Elementary Study of Insects by Leonard Haseman
A great first study book with information on collection, field study questions, and observation questions to lead an investigation.  This free public domain work covers grasshoppers, flies, mosquitoes, dragonflies, and several other insects.  The author is also a big fan of notebooking.

 

Printables & Notebooking Pages

Insects Unit Study {Free}Insect Notebooking Pages
This is not a free resource, but for those who are looking for something a bit more formal, you won’t go wrong with this 122-page download from Notebooking Nook for the cost.  Primary- and regular-lined pages aimed at both boys and girls include experiment and observation pages, 21 coloring pages, and cover everything insect!