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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners construct bug models that "jitter" all over the table with just a battery, motor, and counterweight. Use this hands-on activity to facilitate inquiry and...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    University of Illinois Extension
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    In this activity, learners investigate soil conditions by creating a soil map. Learners record soil characteristics and compare the conditions of soil in different grid sections. Use this activity...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF), learners use art supplies to build models of insects, both real or imagined. They learn that Insects have three body parts and six legs, along with wings,...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 6 10 to 30 minutes
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    By playing a card game similar to "Go Fish," but based on the stages of metamorphosis, learners will be able to see how insects change in form as they grow and will consider the...

    free Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    California Academy of Sciences
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    In this creative activity, learners will find out what makes an insect an insect by studying examples of insect adaptations and by examining why there are so many different types of insects....

    free Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners make water-walking critters using thin wire, and then test how many paper clips these critters can carry without sinking. Watch the Science Friday video "Stroke of...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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    In this activity (p.6-10 of PDF), learners use different methods for hunting minibeasts (bugs). Learners can either make traps or simply look for minibeasts under stones and logs. Learners can...

    free Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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    PBS
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    In this math activity, learners collect, organize, and analyze a set of data related to types of animals in the temperate forest. Learners make bar and circle graphs depicting the animals learners...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 8 1 to 7 days
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    Bill Nye
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    In this activity, learners build an instrument for catching and observing flies. Learners act as entomologists, attract flies into a jar using a slice of apple, and then observe the flies'...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 18 1 to 4 weeks
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    In this art/science/math activity, young learners are introduced to the concept of symmetry in nature. Learners paint spots on one wing of a ladybug line drawing provided in the PDF, then fold...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 8 10 to 30 minutes

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