Arthropods: Science, Math, Language, Movement, a Great Web Page

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2nd - 6th, Homeschool
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119 pages, 5 audio files, 8 PowerPoint™ presentations, 10 videos, a web page with much more
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Use this amazing package of resources to introduce students to arthropods: insects, spiders, and crustaceans! Audio files, video files, and presentations included with your materials make presenting information to a variety of students fun and easy.


Images and a PowerPoint™ presentation introduce arthropods, the most numerous animal on the planet. Then, sort animals by one rule and two rules to practice comparing and contrasting arthropods with other animals.

Read a short text saved in three reading levels in English and two in Spanish or listen to a recordings of the essay.

An introductory PowerPoint™ presentation has been saved as a movie for students who benefit from seeing the information more than once.

Choose from four assessment options that make it easy to assess student understanding: a quick assessment, a pencil-and-paper assessment, a suggestion for the struggling student, and a suggestion for a capable student.


Scale images of arthropods up, color, cut, and staple to create a swarm in your classroom! This is a great visual focus for an open house.


Create a book about arthropods. Summaries of two dozen different arthropods saved in English and Spanish help students get started. Pages with an outline of the animal to color and lines for text help students create their pages.


Move like an arthropod. Brainstorm how animals move, watch several short videos, and then run relay races like an arthropod.

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   • An Introduction to Arthropods – science, math, language, and movement activities.

   • All About Arthropods – exoskeletons, molting, animal colors, and anatomy

   • More About Arthropods – garden habitat, life cycles, and food chains.

   • Habitat for Insects

   • Arthropod Predator Game Review the characteristics of an arthropod with a fun, quick game kids will ask to play over and over.

   • How Bugs Eat: Mouth Parts

   • Food Pyramid Model for a Ladybug

   • Food Pyramid Model for a Cricket

   • Food Chain Mobiles for a Cricket or a Ladybug

   • Model a Food Chain for Insects

   • Life Cycle Mobiles for a Cricket and a Ladybug - FREE

   • Resources for Teaching about the Life Cycle of an Insect

   • Word Wall for the Life Cycle of an Insect

   • I Have Who Has Arthropod Game

   • Cricket Study

   • Arthropod Review Spinner

   • Resources for Teaching about Insects

   • Resources for Teaching about Butterflies

   • Insect Word Cards

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Total Pages
119 pages, 5 audio files, 8 PowerPoint™ presentations, 10 videos, a web page with much more
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing. Examples of cause and effect relationships could be plants that have larger thorns than other plants may be less likely to be eaten by predators; and, animals that have better camouflage coloration than other animals may be more likely to survive and therefore more likely to leave offspring.


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