Insects … and Frogs, Too

These sites are perfect for research into an animal species and a model for a student project.

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14 Beneficial Insects for Natural Garden Pest Control

Not all insects are bad pests. There are some insect species referred to as beneficial insects that may provide a long-term sustainable pest control solution by preying on the bugs that do a great deal of damage to fields, gardens and backyard plants. Beneficial insects are considered a biological control solution, which refers to methods…  learn more

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Arthropods - Invertebrate Powerhouses

About 75% of all animal species are arthropods. There are more different types of arthropod than any other group on the plant. Arthropods include insects, spiders, crabs, lobsters, barnacles, centipedes, and even hundreds of extinct species in fossils. This post from Biology4Kids explains the four major types of arthropod, their exoskeleton, metamorphosis, and the 26…  learn more

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Ask an Entomologist

Ask an Entomologist tackles your student's hardest questions about insects, their biology, ecology, physiology, or whatever else your curious about. The have a whole section devoted to Entomology Resources and have Entomology Lesson Plans broken out by grade level.  learn more

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Monarch Butterfly Migration

Monarchwatch is a popular online activity, because students and scientists in many locales can plot the annual paths within a telecollaboration model. This site is maintained by the University of Kansas and the University of Minnesota.  learn more

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Pesticides and Food

Take a moment to learn about pesticides and food.  learn more

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Spider Myths

Learn all the myths about spiders, courtesy of the Burke Museum.  learn more

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What happens when...

What happens when you pour 1200F molten aluminum into an anthill? A greater insight into how truly remarkable ants are and some interesting works of art.  learn more