Our Bugs lesson plan teaches students about various types of bugs and their defining characteristics. Students also learn the names of various bugs and how to differentiate between insects and arachnids.


Our Bugs lesson plan introduces young students to the world of bugs, including both insects and arachnids or spiders. The lesson compares insects and spiders, as well as helps students understand the differences between the different types of arthropods. During this lesson, students are asked to work creatively with a partner in order to create a new bug which must include the parts of an insect or arachnid, but may also include other new parts; they are then asked to answer questions about their bug and present it to the class. Students are also asked to independently complete a chart comparing insects and arachnids, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to distinguish the difference between types of bugs, such as arachnids and insects; and identify characteristics of each, as well as name different kinds of bugs.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.9, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.9, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.

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