Exchangeable Insects


Students will learn facts about bugs and insects.

What You Need

What to Do

  1. With students, brainstorm a list of bugs and insects.
  2. Give each student a copy of the Bugs and Insects Cards.
  3. Tell students to choose two bugs to make cards for.
  4. Tell students to research the following information about each bug: where it lives, what it eats, and who its predators are. If you have Internet access in the classroom, students can use the Internet resources listed below.
  5. Each student should write the insect’s name on a card, draw a picture in the space provided, then write facts in the spaces on the right-hand side of the card.
  6. Have students cut out the cards and then fold and glue or tape them.
  7. If you like, you can display the cards around the room.

Internet Resources

Insects on the Web
The site provides an “entomological database of very cool bugs.” Check out intricate designs on different butterfly wings, fantastic close-up pictures of a wide range of interesting insects, and cool facts about rare bugs. This site is very well designed, and the graphics are amazing.

It’s just what it sounds like: an online site devoted to insect information. It contains just about everything you and your child have ever wanted to know about insects, along with fun bug links!