This unit draws students into the mystery of the missing Professor Larva and his famous golden beetle.
Students will use an interactive picture/website to read the professor’s journal entries. As students read the journal they will learn about insect anatomy, life cycles, behavior, defenses and helpful and harmful insects. Hidden within each journal entry is a clue to his whereabouts. Students must use deductive reasoning to find the clues and determine where the professor was taken.
After students read each journal entry, they can complete activities to teach them more about each topic, record their clues and draw conclusions.