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National Insect Week returns in 2022

Primary

  • Creative Insect Activities

    Activities sheet

    Ideas for creative insect activities.

    For: Primary Secondary

  • INSTAR - Magazine for Young Entomologists

    Activities sheet

    Magazine for Young Entomologists from the Royal Entomological Society.

    For: Primary

  • Hand Made Places

    Activities sheet

    Insect-themed activity sheets aimed at 4-7 year olds.

    For: Primary

  • Polli:Nation Survey

    Activities sheet Factsheet

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

    For: Primary

  • 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

  • Bees for kids

    Activities sheet Factsheet

    Children are fascinated by Honey Bees. The British Beekeepers Association seeks to build on that fascination and encourage young people to learn more about the world of the Honey Bee.

    For: Primary

  • Wood ant activity pack

    Activities sheet

    This guided activity pack introduces children to the lifecycle of wood ants and their daily activities. Designed for use on a woodland walk, the kids will get plenty of fresh air and exercise along the way.

    For: Primary

  • Linnean Society Learning Resources

    Activities sheet Lesson plan Podcast

    Learning resources from the Linnean Society.

    For: Primary Secondary Adults Everyone

  • Forestry Commission

    Activities sheet Lesson plan

    Some great resources to discover more about the forest.

    For: Early years Primary

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Did you know?

Biological control

Predatory ladybirds and parasitoid wasps are used as a biological control for pest insects such as aphids.

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