* Some insects are endangered species and are protected
by federal and state law. Be sure to check in advance to
make sure that anything you collect is not protected.
- Tell how insects are different from all other animals.
Show the differences among insects, centipedes, and
- Point out and name the main parts of an insect.
- Collect and mount 50 different species.* Include 6
orders and 18 families of insects. Label each with
common and scientific names where possible.
- Describe the things that distinguish each of the
families and orders in your collection.
- Show your collection.
- Compare the life histories of a butterfly and a
grasshopper. Tell how they are different.
- Raise a butterfly or moth from a caterpillar.
- Tell the things that make social insects different from
- Collect and watch an ant colony or a beehive. Tell that
- From your collection, identify:
- Four species of insects helpful to people. Tell how
they are helpful.
- Six species of harmful insects. Tell how they can
- Tell how insects fit in the food chains of other
insects, fish, birds, and mammals.