Field Trip - Insect Adventures

Investigate the incredible diversity and resilience of life in this adventure through the trees, under the ground and all around us.  By rolling over logs and rocks we will examine insects and bugs of all sorts, learning more about the world we live in.
  • Kindergarten

    Insect Adventure Concepts for Kindergarten include:

    • Predator/prey relationships within the insect world
    • Differences and similarities between insects and other animals such as antennae, exoskeleton, etc.
    • Physical properties of different insects (size, color, shape, etc.)
    • Different phases of insect life cycle (egg, larvae, pupae, etc.)

    Essential Standard: K.P.2.1, K.L.1.1, K.L.1.2

  • 1st Grade

    Insect Adventure Concepts for 1st Grade include:

    • Humans’ relationship with and impact on insect populations
    • The role of nutrients and energy within the insect world
    • Predator/prey relationships within the insect world
    • Differences and similarities between insects and other animals such as antennae, exoskeleton, etc.
    • Different phases of insect life cycle (egg, larvae, pupae, etc.)

    Essential Standard: 1.L.1.1, 1.L.1.2, 1.L.1.3, 1.L.2.1, 1.L.2.2

  • 2nd Grade

    Insect Adventure Concepts for 2nd Grade include:

    • The different phases of insect life cycle from birth to death (egg, larvae, pupae, etc.)
    • Differences between complete and incomplete insect life cycles
    • How insects have adapted to survive in different environments
    • Humans’ relationship with and impact on insect populations
    • The role of nutrients and energy within the insect world
    • Predator/prey relationships within the insect world

    Essential Standard: 2.L.1.1, 2.L.1.2, 2.L.2.1, 2.L.2.2

  • 3rd Grade

    Insect Adventure Concepts for 3rd Grade include:

    • How environmental changes, such as weather and pollution, can affect insect populations
    • How seasonal changes affect the life cycles of insects
    • How insects have adapted to survive in different environments
    • Different phases of insect life cycle from birth to death (egg, larvae, pupae, etc.)
    • Humans’ relationship with and impact on insect populations
    • Predator/prey relationships within the insect world
  • 4th Grade

    Insect Adventure Concepts for 4th Grade include:

    • Survival rates and population change of insects within an ecosystem
    • How available natural resources affect insect populations
    • External causes of change within an insect population
    • How insects have adapted to survive in different environments
    • Different phases of insect life cycle from birth to death (egg, larvae, pupae, etc.)
    • Predator/prey relationships within the insect world

    Essential Standard: 4.L.1.1, 4.L.1.2, 4.L.1.3, 4.L.1.4

  • 5th Grade

    Insect Adventure Concepts for 5th Grade include:

    • Insects as producers, consumers, and decomposers within their ecosystem
    • Similarities and differences between terrestrial and aquatic insects
    • Terrestrial vs. aquatic phases within the insect life cycle
    • The interdependence between insects and other animals and plants within their environment
    • Different phases of insect life cycle from birth to death (egg, larvae, pupae, etc.)
    • Predator/prey relationships within the insect world

    Essential Standard: 5.L.2.1, 5.L.2.2, 5.L.2.3, 5.L.3.1

  • 6th Grade

    Insect Adventure Concepts for 6th Grade include:

    • Where different insects fit into the food chain and food web within their ecosystem
    • Different insects’ response to environmental stimuli such as weather, fire, disease, and pollution
    • Examining how different insects have adapted to survive in a variety of biomes and ecosystems
    • How scientists use insect larvae as bio-indicators of water pollution
    • The interdependence between insects and other animals and plants within their environment

    Essential Standard: 6.L.2.1, 6.L.2.3