Inch into the World of Creepy Crawlers
This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs. Bass' Kindergarten Class at Quitman Elementary School
By Lynn Collins,
a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher

Have you ever noticed bugs crawling around outside? Do you know what these bugs are called? These bugs are called insects. Insects have 6 legs and 3 main body parts, the head,  thorax, and abdomen. Wouldn't it be fun to learn more about insects so you can tell your friends?

There are many different groups of insects. Click here to learn more.

Ants are everywhere!  You can find them outside, in your house, under a log, and lots of  other places.  Have you ever wanted to know what an ant eats, or where they sleep?  This website is all about ants and how they do each day (Gakken's Encyclopedia).

Did you know that honey is made from a special type of bee?  That bee is called the honeybee. Visit this site and learn some fun facts about honey bees.

These insects are yucky, brown, and very creepy.  Can you guess what it is?  It is a roach.  Visit Yucky Roach World and experience life from a roaches point of view.

Learn more about insects by playing these fun games.  You can also print and color fun pictures of different insects.

Do you sometimes see things called spiders crawling around? Are spider's insects? How many legs does a spider have? Have fun at this link and learn all about it!

Did you know there are twelve families of butterflies. There are 20,000 different kinds of butterflies in the world.

So what are all these creapy crawly insects all about? How do they crawl around?  With legs silly.  On the Magic School Bus Website you can play a game and try to match the correct set of legs with correct insect's body.  It is so much fun!  You will all kinds of cooll facts about insects.  Have Fun!

Ready to get busy with bugs!  You can do all kinds of fun activites and at the same time learn about all kinds of other bugs!  You will have a blast with bugs!

Do you know the life cycle of the butterfly?  Explore this link and discover  how many stages and the name for each stage in the life of a butterfly.

Mission Project

Pretend that you are a bug collector. You are outdoors with all of your nets, gloves, and collecting containers ready to catch, show, and tell about the life cycle of the butterfly. Use the website about the life cycle of butterflies above to explore the various stages. Generate a picture journal to describe what the stages look like and what is taking place in each stage. This journal is very important for it will teach others who are unable to attend the hunt about what you have learned! Good Luck and Have Fun!

Mission Steps

1. Visit the site  Life Cycle of Butterflies.
2. Review the stages on the website above and draw the stages of the butterfly in the collector's journal.
3. Share your picture journal with friends and family.