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Links and Reviews for Let's Talk about Insects

The following 82 sites have linked to our Let's Talk about Insects website. Links to commercial products or enterprises do not constitute endorsement by University of Illinois Extension.

Actividades Infantiles y Educación Preescolar en Primera Escuela
http://www.primeraescuela.com/themesp/animales/insectos/ciempies.htm

AIM - Animation - Interaction - Multimedia
http://eduscapes.com/flash/explore.htm

Alabama 4-H
http://www.aces.edu/counties/Limestone/4-H/Projects.php

Bernardston Elementary School (MA)
http://bernardston.pioneervalley.k12.ma.us/grade2%20links.html

Brandon Elementary - SCIENCE
http://pr003.k12.sd.us/reiterwebpage/science.htm

Caley School Computer Lab - Web Links
http://www.myhq.com/public/c/a/caley/

Camelot Library - Insects
http://www.lewiston.k12.id.us/camelot/html/links.htm

Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School - Science Sites
http://cfbstaff.cfbisd.edu/librarysheffieldpri/science.htm
"Lets Talk About Insects Hablemos de insectos"

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD (Texas)
http://cfbstaff.cfbisd.edu/librarymcwhorter/second_grade_fourth_nine_wks.htm

Catherine McAuley Library, St. Aloysius College (Australia)
http://www.sac.sa.edu.au/Library/Library/Primary/themes/minibeasts.htm

Chicago Public Schools - Internet Project - Science Links - Life Science
http://cuip.uchicago.edu/~tjones/home/science/bio.htm

Chicago Public Schools - University of Chicago - Insects & Spiders
http://cuip.uchicago.edu/~tjones/home/science/bio.htm
"Lets Talk About Insects"

Clarence L. Milton Elementary School (Laredo, TX)
http://miltones.elisd.org/site_res_view_folder.aspx?id=71fab40a-704c-445f-94b8-a9fb8e491aff

Clemson University - Discovering IPM: An Inquiry Approach to Learning IPM
http://www.clemson.edu/scg/ipm/schoolipm_curr_grade4.pdf
"After the review, go to the website, “Let’s Talk About Insects”, at http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/insects/index.html. This wonderful, interactive site is provided by the University of Illinois Extension and is designed to help 4th to 6th grade students learn about insects and their importance in the environment. The website includes a teacher’s guide, which has been included with the handouts in your binder and can also be accessed at: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/insects/guide/index.html. Additional classroom activities (including some worksheets) are provided on their website: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/insects/guide/activities.html, as well as being included in your binder. If the computers utilized for this activity have speakers, the students can read along as the narrator presents the material. Once students have completed the interactive presentation, they can click on “next” to go to CP’s Fun Place and participate in the “Am I An Insect?” activity. This activity will help them determine if they can differentiate between insects and other organisms. By returning to CP’s Fun Place, students can click on the “Eee Gads…A New Bug” link to create a new insect. Once the new insects have been named and described, they can be e-mailed to a friend, printed and mailed to a friend, and also e-mailed to C.P. to be posted online in his bug collection, the Insect Hall of Fame."

Clemson University Integrated Pest Management
http://www.clemson.edu/ipm/schoolipm_curr_grade4.pdf

Collegiate Lower School (Richmond, VA)
http://cougar.collegiate-va.org/lower/first.html

Community Resources for Science
http://www.crscience.org/pdf/bilingual_websites.pdf
"Has audio in both English and Spanish that allows the site to be used by younger students. Let's Talk About Insects is designed to help students ages 9-11 years of age gain an appreciation of insects; learn how insects grow and develop (metamorphosis), and learn the importance of insects in our environment. The Teacher guide section of the website has good ideas about activities with insects for the classroom"

Dillard Drive Elementary School, Raleigh, NC
http://homepage.mac.com/skrutsch/Dillard/1.html

Durkee Elementary (Houston, TX)
http://es.houstonisd.org/DurkeeES/Students/LaptopLinks.htm

Eatons Hill State School (Queensland, AU)
http://eatohillss.eq.edu.au/Library/HotLists/early/insects.htm

EntLibrary.com
http://www.entlibrary.org/search/byEntDiscipline.cfm?entDisciplineID=136

EntLibrary.com
http://www.entlibrary.org/search/byEntDiscipline.cfm?entDisciplineID=133

FCPS: Eagle View Links
http://www.fcps.edu/eagleviewes/links2.htm
"Insects"

First-School Preschool Activities and Crafts
http://www.first-school.ws/theme/animals/insects.htm

FirstSchool.ws
http://www.first-school.ws/activities/alpha/g/grasshopper.htm

Free Library of Philadelphia
http://libwww.library.phila.gov/explore/weblinksExplore.cfm?topicTitle=bug

H. Barbara Booker K-8 Academy, Cleveland, OH
http://hbarbarabooker.googlepages.com/science

Halifax Regional School Board
http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/jhiggins/Forest%20Friends/internetres.htm
"Let's Talk About Insects is designed to help students ages 9-11 years of age gain an appreciation of insects; learn how insects grow and develop (metamorphosis), and learn the importance of insects in our environment."

Hybla Valley Elementary (Alexandria, VA)
http://www.fcps.edu/HyblaValleyES/resources/science.htm

Indialantic Elementary School, Indialantic, FL
http://indialantic.es.brevard.k12.fl.us/SciLinks.htm

Indianlantic Elementary School - Science Resources
http://www.indialantic.brevardschools.org/SciLinks.htm

Inferential Thinking Across the Curriculum
http://eduscapes.com/sessions/pilot/pilotinference.htm

Joe Ant web directory
http://www.joeant.com/DIR/info/get/518/36219

Kansas State University - Growing in Agronomy: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
http://www.agronomy.ksu.edu/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=764
"Let's Talk About Insects"

Kansas State University Agronomy
http://www.agronomy.ksu.edu/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=764

Kids' First Government
http://www.kids.gov/k_plants.htm
"Let's Talk About Insects is designed to help students gain an appreciation of insects; learn how insects grow and develop (metamorphosis), and learn the importance of insects in our environment."

Kids.gov - Educators - Science
http://www.kids.gov/educators/ed_science.shtml
"Let's Talk About Insects is designed to help students ages 9-11 years of age gain an appreciation of insects; learn how insects grow and develop (metamorphosis), and learn the importance of insects in our environment."

Kids.gov - Science - Living Things (Grades K - 5)
http://www.kids.gov/k_5/k_5_science_life.shtml
"Let's Talk About Insects is designed to help students gain an appreciation of insects; learn how insects grow and develop (metamorphosis), and learn the importance of insects in our environment."

Knowledge.com
http://directory.knowledge.com/kids_and_teens/school_time/science/living_things/animals/invertebrates/insects
"Explains what is and isn't an insect. Includes the parts of the body, how they eat, see, and breathe, why insects are helpful and when they are pests."

Kreuger Elementary School, Marion, TX
http://fc.marion.txed.net/~kpurvis/Insects.html

LDS Homeschooling in California
http://ldshomeschoolinginca.org/science.html

Ligazóns para aprender da natureza (Links to Learn about Nature)
http://www.edu.aytolacoruna.es/centros/sfxabier/ligazons.htm
"http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/insects/index.html aquí podes aprender moito sobre insectos e, o máis importante, a súa utilidade. (http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/insects/index.html Here you can learn about insects and scrubs, and more important, their usefulness.)"

Lincoln Daily News
http://archives.lincolndailynews.com/2004/Jun/07/News_new/today_d.shtml

Link to Learning
http://www.linktolearning.com/grade2science.htm

Link to Learning
http://www.linktolearning.com/grade6science.htm

Links voor leerlingen (Netherlands)
http://www.basislink.nl/ll_engels.html

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
http://www.macmillanmh.com/reading/2005/student/activity.php3?story=29

Mark Twain Elementary (Rolla, MO)
http://rolla.k12.mo.us/schools/mark_twain_elementary/online_student_resources/grade_level_links/first_grade_links/

Merton Community School District - Insect Links
http://hosted.merton.k12.wi.us/twoN/insectlinks.htm

Merton Community School District. - Science
http://hosted.merton.k12.wi.us/twoM/science.htm

Microsoft - Home Magazine - Gaming and Fun - A Bug's Life: Investigate The Insect World Online
http://www.microsoft.com/canada/home/gaming-and-fun/articles/a-bugs-life-investigate-the-insect-world-online.aspx

Newburg School District - Elementary - Science Online Resources
http://newburg.k12.mo.us/elementary/new_online_resources_for_kids/science/

Newton (KS) Public Schools
http://www.newton.k12.ks.us/tech/first_grade_internet2.htm

Pasadena Independent School District (Pasadena, Texas)
http://www.pasadenaisd.org/sailon/grade2.htm

Pattonville School District
http://info.psdr3.org/connections/k_2Science.html
"Learn what makes an insect an insect. This site also covers life cycle of insects and has activites at the end for students. The text is read to the students. Bring headphones! Some information will be above grade level."

PB Works - Elementary Interactive Websites
http://tceainteractivewebsitepresentation.pbworks.com/Elementary-interactive-websites
"Excellent teaching site as well as fun for kids. Check it out! There are two games at the end as well as a teacher guide and a listing of museums that have insect collections. You might check them out as some have displays on line."

Penn State - Integrated Pest Management Program - Spanish Language Resources
http://paipm.cas.psu.edu/1281.htm
"Interactive slides with audio narration developed for ages 9-11 by Schools Online at the University of Illinois Extension. Teacher guide included and Spanish version available."

Penn State Integrated Pest Management Program
http://paipm.cas.psu.edu/270.htm
"Interactive slides with audio narration developed for ages 9-11 by Schools Online at the University of IllinoisExtension. Teacher guide included and Spanish version available."

Penn State Integrated Pest Management Program
http://paipm.cas.psu.edu/1281.htm

Penn State University IPM Educators
http://paipm.cas.psu.edu/schools/schoolEduc.html

Pinellas County Schools, Florida
http://it.pinellas.k12.fl.us/teachers/garosd/EDUCATIONALLINKS.html

Pioneer Elementary (Arlington, WA)
http://www2.asd.wednet.edu/Pioneer/barnard/main.htm

Reading Public School, MA
http://www.reading.k12.ma.us/eaton/library/websites2.htm
"Let’s Talk About Insects – What are they and what do we know about them? What makes an insect an insect?"

Richland Parish Schools - Students - Insects
http://richland.k12.la.us/students/insects.htm

Saginaw Valley State University
http://www.svsu.edu/mathsci-center/uploads/science/eLS1_OLT.htm

Sheffield Elementary Primary Library (Dallas, TX)
http://cfbstaff.cfbisd.edu/librarysheffieldpri/science.htm

Skewl Sites
http://www.skewlsites.com/lifesci.htm
"Let’s Talk About Insects, follows a format similar to the university’s tree site. The site “is designed to help students ages 9-11 years of age gain an appreciation of insects; learn how insects grow and develop (metamorphosis), and the importance of insects in our environment”. The host this time is C.P. Ant, a carpenter ant. The Teacher's Guide provides ideas for related classroom activities like building a model insect. It also provides worksheets to download and an anticipatory guide to prepare students for using the site effectively. A combination of diagrams and photos of various insects provide a visually stimulating environment. Teachers could have the students work through each of the slides in small groups or use the site as a whole group activity. You can page through the screens at your own pace, and you don’t have to wait for the audio clip to finish before clicking on the next screen. This is a handy feature if you want to ‘fast forward’ to a particular screen to show the class."

South Dakota State University Extension - Gardening in the Classroom - First Grade
http://www.sdstate.edu/sdces/districts/south/1/horticulture.cfm

South Newton School Corporation
http://www.newton.k12.in.us/ele/complab/sciencelab.htm

Southeast Georgia Tech - Hoarse and Buggy? Learning About Insects Without a Lecture
http://segatech.us/archives/date/2005/01

The Entomological Foundation
http://www.entfdn.org/education_links.php
"Let's Talk About Insects, a fun and informative site by University of Illinois extension:"

The News Gazette - Website Offers Kids a Virtual Passport to Global Cultures
http://www.news-gazette.com/blogs/there-yet/2010-06/website-offers-kids-virtual-passport-global-cultures.html

The Potted Learning Pages (UK)
http://www.happychild.org.uk/pottedlearning/index.htm

Toronto Public Library
http://kidsspace.torontopubliclibrary.ca/genCategory5436.html

United Elementary School (Monmouth, IL)
http://united.k12.il.us/elementary/1st/1stgrade.html

University of Sioux Falls Department of Education - K-8 Science Sites - Aminated Lessons
http://faculty.usiouxfalls.edu/arpeterson/science_methods.htm

University of Sioux Falls Education Department - K- 8 Science Sites
http://faculty.usiouxfalls.edu/arpeterson/science_methods.htm
"Let's Talk About Insects"

UT Extension Tennessee 4-H
http://www.utextension.utk.edu/4H/projects/entomology.htm

Valdosta State University - Topics
http://www.valdosta.edu/~jrbozema/topic.html
"In the Spring time lots of little insects start showing their faces again. To find out more about these insects click on this website."

Valdosta State University (student project)
http://www.valdosta.edu/~jrbozema/topic.html

Waples Elementary (Oakton, VA)
http://www.fcps.edu/WaplesMillES/Academic/studentresources.htm

Western Québec Schools - Interactive Whiteboard - Interactive Learning - Science and Technology
http://www.wqsb.qc.ca/staffdevelopment/RECIT-resources_Smart_Primary_interact.htm

 

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