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National Insect Week returns in 2020


  • Primary leap worksheets


    Reading comprehension sheets relating to insects, from Primary Leap.

    For: Primary

  • British Dragonfly Society

    Activities sheet Factsheet

    Activities about dragonflies and damselflies.

    For: Early years Primary Secondary

  • Butterfly Conservation Munching Caterpillars

    Activities sheet Factsheet Lesson plan

    Resources from Butterfly Conservation for people to improve their gardens or local green spaces for butterflies and moths.

    For: Primary

  • Bumblebee Conservation Trust Fun & Learning

    Activities sheet Audio Factsheet Lesson plan

    Great ideas and resources to help children and families connect with bumblebees and their natural habitat.

    For: Early years Primary

  • droso4schools

    Factsheet Lesson plan

    Online resources for school lessons using the fruit fly Drosophila.

    For: Secondary

  • RHS School Gardening Resources

    Activities sheet Factsheet Lesson plan

    A range of resources from the RHS

    For: Whole School

  • Polli:Nation Survey

    Activities sheet Factsheet

    A national survey that you can contribute to be becoming a citizen scientist.

    For: Primary

  • Flower Power


    Discover how to attract a diverse range of insects using flower power.

    For: Everyone

  • Insects everywhere


    Find out how you can find insects just about anywhere.

    For: Everyone

  • Up close and personal with invertebrates

    Activities sheet Factsheet

    This time of year is perfect for getting children out doing minibeast hunt, creepy-crawly hunts, bug walks, insect safaris and invertebrate surveys. Call them whatever you like, basically, they all involve getting up close and personal with invertebrates.

    For: Primary Secondary


Did you know?


Magicicada are periodical cicada species, individuals of each population emerge at the same time every 13 or 17 years.

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