These Bloom's activities have been specifically created to enhance learning about insects in the classroom. They are not generic, but specifically targeted towards insects. Using this framework in your classroom will help to encourage students to use higher order thinking skills. It will enable them to use their knowledge of insects in fun and practical ways rather than just writing activities.
For example, one of the tasks suggests to create a silkworm farm. This is a very easy and practical task that will allow students to observe the life cycle of a silkworm through to a moth. They will be able to keep an observation diary and make notes on behaviours and body changes. Once they have gained a good understanding about insects they can start to become more analytical with their knowledge. One of the Evaluative task asks students what are pest insects and why they have been classified as pests. It will allow students to be critical and judge for themselves whether insects should be eradicated.
I love using Blooms Taxonomy Framework because it is such a great tool for higher order thinking. It is great to be used as an independent task or a homework extension for students that need an extra challenge. The framework allows you to date when they have completed a task so you can keep track of their progress. In the classroom, I like them to complete at least 3 activities before advancing to the next skill set.
As a heads up, some of these activities will prove to be of more value when completed together as a whole class, and therefore you may want to select those activities and use them as class competitions or whole class learning experiences.
What does this package include:
Bloom's taxonomy posters
Bloom's taxonomy activities (6 activities per skill (36 total activities))
Teacher material notes
Don't forget to look through my store for more Bloom's activities that will challenge your students to think "outside the box".
Here are some more animal based activities
Blooms Taxonomy Amphibians Activities
Blooms Taxonomy Animal Adaptations Activities