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Be on the Lookout!


  • Science


  • 3-5
  • 6-8

Brief Description

Students create "Wanted" posters for destructive bugs.


Students will

  • practice research skills as they learn about the characteristics, diets, habitats, and habits of a variety of bugs.


entomology, bugs, insects

Materials Needed

Lesson Plan

Have students explore the rap sheets at World's Most Notorious Bugs, or print some of the rap sheets and share them with students.

Discuss the information in the rap sheets. Provide each student with a "Wanted" poster template.

Have students research print and online resources to find information about the characteristics, diets, habitats, and habits of other destructive bugs. (Each student should choose one bug to research.)

Ask each student to record the information and draw a picture of his or her bug in a "Wanted" poster template. Display the "Wanted" posters in a classroom Rogues Gallery.


Students will be evaluated on the accuracy of the information in the "Wanted" Posters.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Linda Starr

National Standards


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