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Getting the Travel Bug

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Subjects

  • Science

Grade

  • 6-8
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Brief Description

Students create a travel brochure to persuade an insect to come for a visit.

Objectives

Students will

  • become familiar with concepts of autotroph, heterotroph, producer, consumer, herbivore, carnivore, and omnivore.
  • observe different insect habitats and find reasons some habitats may suit certain insects better than others.

Keywords

bugs, insects, autotroph, heterotroph, producer, consumer, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, habitat, brochure, travel

Materials Needed

  • construction paper
  • glue
  • markers
  • poster board
  • other art supplies
  • print and/or online resources about bugs
  • sample travel guides
  • chalk and chalkboard

Lesson Plan

The entire Insect Travel Brochure lesson is available online.

Assessment

Student participation is assessed through observation and performance assessment. Travel brochures are graded according to criteria outlined in the Insect Travel Brochure/Ad Campaign Grading Rubric available online.

Lesson Plan Source

This lesson plan is one of many provided at the Texas A&M University, Department of Entomology Insects in the Classroom: Bugs as Teaching Tools for All Ages Web site.

Submitted By

Kristine Russell

National Standards

Science:
NS.5-8.3

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