Teacher's Guide–Introduction

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What makes insects different from other animals? What roles do they play in our environment? Explore these questions and others in the multidisciplinary inquiry-based program, Insects at Work in Our World.

This engaging, hands-on, interactive curriculum gives first- and second-grade students an opportunity to be apprentice entomologists. It provides standards-based explorations in science, language arts, mathematics and art.

Fermilab is designated as a National Environmental Research Park. Its restored prairies, forests and wetlands are home to thousands of insects. Teachers attending the workshop may schedule free docent-led field trips for their students to explore these diverse habitats at Fermilab in search of insects and their relatives.

We have prepared this sampler to give educators a preview of the unit. (PDF format) You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.)

We have also prepared a list of online resources and bibliography (pdf).