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Lists
  1. Insect Collections (Iowa State Entomology)
      Provides recommended sources of insect collections. 1-01

  2. Insect Images (Iowa State Entomology)
      Provides pictures of insects, by species.

  3. Insect Resources (Iowa State Entomology)
      Provides recommended sources of information for K-12 educators.

  4. Insects (Insectlopedia)
      Provides sources of information on Antlions, Beetles, Dragonflies, Mites, Termites, Ants, Butterflies, Fleas, Mosquitoes, Ticks, Arachnids, Cicadas, Flies, Moths, Wasps, Bees, Cockroaches, Mayflies, and Praying Mantids. Includes a search engine. 2-01

News
  1. -05-07-08 Distinguishing Insect Bites (CBS News)
      "Dr. Bruce Katz, from the Juva Skin-Laser Center in New York, visited The Early Show with tips for distinguishing bug bites. " 05-07

  2. Insects by Name (ExploringNature.org)
      Provides resources on insects by name. 01-09

Papers
  1. -A Homeowner's Guide to Insects (HomeAdvisor.com)
      "Since some insects can bite and contain dangerous venom, precaution is necessary when becoming an amateur entomologist. Study insects to know if you are collecting poisonous or innocuous bugs. Be careful not to introduce new species into an environment where they can cause harm to trees and indigenous plants. Do not hurt insects buy [sic] storing them in an environment not suited for them. Attend a few conferences through AES, colleges, or bug clubs to enlighten yourself about how to avoid any dangers and make the most of your avocation." 01-16

  2. Anatomy of Insects (EarthLife.net)
      Provides descriptions and drawings of insect body parts. 11-01

  3. Arthropods (Thomas)
      "By nearly any measure, the most successful animals on the planet are the arthropods. They have conquered land, sea and air, and make up over three-fourths of all currently known living and fossil organisms, or over one million species in all." Arthropods include spiders, insects, and others. 3-00  

  4. By Type of Insect (The Bug Page)
      Provides information and images of insects by order or common name. Includes a search engine. 6-01

  5. Classification of Insects (EarthLife.net)
      Describes insects by taxonomic name and common name. 11-01

  6. First Creature Discovered to Have Functioning Interlocking Gears on Legs (CBS News)
      "A species of plant-hopping insect, Issus coleoptratus, is the first living creature known to possess functional gears, a new study finds. The two interlocking gears on the insect's hind legs help synchronize the legs when the animal jumps." 09-13

  7. Glossary for Insects (EarthLife.net)
      Defines basic words used in entomology, the study of insects. 10-09

  8. Household Insects (Clemson University)
      Provides pictures and descriptions of common household insects, such as ants, flies, termites, roaches, and silverfish. 11-01

  9. Insect Pictures and Information (VirtualInsectary.com - Stein)
      "The Virtual Insectary provides images of some common insects, and includes information on their foods and habitats." 10-09

  10. Insects and Other Uniramia (University of California, Berkeley)
      Provides information on insects, by phylogeny. 11-01

  11. Insects by Group (Sear)
      Provides information and pictures of insects within the 14 orders or groups.

  12. Insects by Type (Clemson University)
      Provides pictures and descriptions of insects by type. 11-01

  13. New Order of Insect Discovered (PlanetArk)
      Provides news on the Manophasmatodea, the newest order of insects to be categorized. It has been called the "Gladiator." 5-02

  14. Orders of Insects (EarthLife.net)
      Describes each of the 32 orders of insects and provides pictures of insects that are examples of each order. 11-01

  15. The Struggle to Identify Insects (Time.com)
      "The struggle to identify the critter displays not only the mystery of nature, but also the fickleness of the science of taxonomy. Identifying insect species can be extremely difficult; some scientists estimate we have managed to identify only 10% of the insect world so far." 07-08

  16. The Struggle to Identify Insects (Time.com)
      "The struggle to identify the critter displays not only the mystery of nature, but also the fickleness of the science of taxonomy. Identifying insect species can be extremely difficult; some scientists estimate we have managed to identify only 10% of the insect world so far." 07-08

Projects
  1. Bugs as Pets (Bug Club)
      Provides information for keeping bugs as pets. 11-01

  2. Bugs as Pets (EarthLife.net)
      Provides information for keeping bugs as pets. 11-01

  3. Classification of Insects (Bug Club - Pitts)
      Provides an online program to help children (and adults) identify the classification and name of insects, based on physical characteristics.

  4. Insect Projects for the Classroom (University of Kentucky)
      Provides classroom activities related to insects. Also called bugs. 11-01

  5. Migration and Seasonal Change Research Projects (Annenberg Foundation - Journey North)
      Journey North engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. K-12 students share their own field observations with classmates across North America. They track the coming of spring through the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, bald eagles, robins, hummingbirds, whooping cranes -- and other birds and mammals, the budding of plants, changing sunlight and other natural events. Find standards-based lesson plans, activities and information to help students make local observations and fit them into a global context. Widely considered a best-practices model for education, Journey North is the nation's premiere "citizen science" project for children. The general public is also welcome to participate. 8-04

Worksheets
  1. Insects Worksheets (AbcTeach)
      Provides dozens of printable worksheets, specializing in a few insects. 8-01

   
   


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