Online Arthropod Activities for Different Grade Levels
List of Insect Labs and Activities (http://master.ph.utexas.edu/TxVC/TreeOfLife/JMcFarland/mcfarland/insects/labs/lablist.htm)
Includes activities such as Insect Engagement Activity, Cricket Talk, Insect Identification, or Just What Is It? and Adopt A Bug!
The Insect World Activities (http://discoveryschool.com/spring99/programs/insectworld/activities.html)
Simple behavioral and structural observation activities. Includes simple mathematical analysis of data.
Five Insect Activities including Social Behavior of Ants and Ant Training (http://184.108.40.206/pwc/lessplan.htm#science)
All deal with ants. Excellent teacher's manual.
Exploring Urban Biodiversity - City Bugs (http://www.cnr.berkeley.edu/explore/ )
Middle School Resources
The Transformers (http://www.cals.ncsu.edu:8050/course/ent591k/trans.html)
Focus of the activities are types of metamorposis, life cycles and rearing, arthtopod culturing techniques, etc.
Y.E.S. Minibeast World of Insects and Spiders (http://members.aol.com/YESedu/mainmenu.html)
Home Page for the Young Entomologists Society. Includes links to massive amounts of information, activities and resources.
High School Resources
Advanced Arthropod Studies Curriculum (http://www.uni.uiuc.edu/~dstone/advancedarthropodstudies.html)
Supplement to arthropod study and activities students typically encounter in high school level biology, ecology and environmental sciences classes. Each component may be used individually or may be integrated with others in whatever way is most meaningful to individual teaching situations. These activities lend equally well to cooperative or independent learning situations. All of these projects require use of the Internet-based resources as a the major resources in gaining further knowledge. Each project is tied to real-world knowledge, not memorization and abstractions. Many of the projects have a myriad of project extensions. Curricular activities are Microarthropod Collection and Examination, Microarthropod Variation and Taxonomy, Quantitative Study of Arthropod Ecology, Determination of Evolutionary Relationships Using Biology Workbench Education Enhancements, Scientific Proposal Writing Using the Bugscope Model and Introduction to Online Scientific Journals.