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Explore the fascinating world of insects, spiders, and crustaceans with this thorough 63-page unit. Students will have fun learning as they complete hands-on activities and assignments in their science notebooks. This unit requires very few supplies and very little prep time. Most lessons have extensions for older children in grades 7–8.

Lesson 1 – Introduction to Arthropods
Lesson 2 – Introduction to Insects
Lesson 3 – Oral Presentations
Lesson 4 – Insect Stations: Mosquitoes, Fireflies, Termites, Silkworms
Lesson 5 – Bees and Wasps: Part 1
Lesson 6 – Bees and Wasps: Part 2
Lesson 7 – Entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre
Lesson 8 – Butterflies: Part 1
Lesson 9 – Butterflies: Part 2
Lesson 10 – Ants
Lesson 11 – Insect Defenses
Lesson 12 – Arachnids
Lesson 13 – Crustaceans

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