Insect Studies | 4-H Project Resources & Curriculum
The 4-H entomology series explores the world of insects — from learning about their behaviors, to what they eat and their habitats. You will learn about biodiversity invasive species, integrated pest management practices, and then progress to experiments, and also learn about career opportunities in the field. There are even opportunities to participate in forensic entomology — using insects to help solve a crime! If you decide to exhibit at your county or other fairs, you should collect, properly mount, label and display them by order.
- Insect Discovery is a program from University of Arizona Cooperative Extension that has a wealth of proven lessons and activities, as well as classroom visits for elementary schools.
- University of Arizona Cooperative Extension's 4-H Insect Discovery lessons and activities page
- The 4-H national entomology curriculum consists of three levels and includes a facilitator's guide. Several activities from each level are available free of charge.
- 4-H @Home: Pollinators has several activities about diverse types of pollinators and their importance in ecosystems.
- 4-H @Home: Butterfly Adventures is a video series that engages youth to learn about caterpillars and their metamorphosis into butterflies.
- 4-H Entomology Manual from Mississippi State Extension