For budding entomolgists and nature detectives, these free insect investigations help take the learning outside:
Field Guides: Essential for comparing illustrations with actual crawlies and flying beasties discovered, and for learning fast facts. Here are a couple you can download for free:
- Orkin Guide: Has color photos and basic information on common insects, like bees, wasps, mosquitoes, flies, ants, etc. 24 pages.
- EPA Bug Book: This more comprehensive garden guide contains pictures and information on good and bad bugs, bug control tips, homemade bugspray recipes, and plants that attract good bugs. 52 pages.
Cricket Studies: Resources for capturing, keeping, and studying crickets, with data worksheets, ideas for experiments, and sample two-week lesson plan.
Workbook: Information and activities about mosquitoes, honeybees, and other insects.
- Insects and Bugs: Has a variety of interactives and games.
- Explore Bees: Smithsonian site features a collection of resources for studying bee behavior.
Free Online Books: