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Updated March 16, 2006

Bugs!

This week Education World invites you to catch bugs on the World Wide Web! Creepy, crawly critters provide lessons in Science, Visual Arts, Health and more.

Animal Diaries
Mary Pat Mahoney, who teaches at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Grapevine, Texas, submitted this week's lesson in which students write a diary from an animal's perspective. (Grades 3-12)

Sites to See: Bugs and Insects
Insects are an extremely diverse group, existing in a seemingly endless variety of shapes and sizes and colors and disguises. Why not add a little diversity -- and excitement -- to your spring activities with a few lessons about the wonderful world of insects? Included: Three dozen links to insect info and activities.

Bug Me! -- Classroom Activities for Teaching About Bugs
If you thought bugs were for the birds, this swarm of activities will change your mind! Included: Ten activities for teaching and learning with bugs.

Bugs and Insects
Education World's Great Sites for Teaching About ... page highlights Web sites to help educators work timely themes into their lessons. Internet educator Walter McKenzie selected the ten sites listed below, which are among the best on the Web for teaching about bugs and insects.

What's "Bugging" You?
Mosquitoes got you down this summer? Ticks? Roaches? Now is a great time to challenge students to learn more about the fascinating world of bugs! Try some of these activities. And check out some great Internet sites!

Schoolyard Soil Dwellers: Whats Living In Your Schoolyard?
"When you expose students to the natural world, they become excited about learning, and they begin to have a better understanding about the need to save and preserve the environment."

Lice Have Never Been Such Fun!
"When you expose students to the natural world, they become excited about learning, and they begin to have a better understanding about the need to save and preserve the environment."

Bugs In The News
A Web site set up by a professor of microbiology to provide background information and explanations of viruses, bacteria, and other "bugs" in the news.

Bee Eye
A website featuring a program that simulates a honey bee's vision.

Bugscope
Ever looked at a bug up close? I mean really close? The Bugscope project offers an outstanding opportunity to use the Internet to control an electron microscope from your classroom, resulting in some truly phenomenal views of bugs!

bugbios
This site explores the world of insects with high quality photos, interesting articles, and other information. of bugs!