This resource will help teachers support children's interest and curiosity about the world of insects through planned explorations. This comprehensive resource includes background information, specific vocabulary, and a list of books. Teachers may also use this guide as a blueprint to support their investigations into other areas of children’s interest.
The focus of this investigation is some of the smaller animals that inhabit our world: insects and spiders. These fascinating creatures provide young children many hands-on opportunities to learn about the diversity of living things, how living things change and grow during their life cycles, and the interconnectedness of the natural world.
Teachers will find a list of observation and collection tools, additional equipment and supplies, and recommended books for hands-on exploration of spiders, insects, and the natural world.
National Centers:Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning
Last Updated: July 5, 2018