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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Learning resources

A range of learning resources relating to insects and entomology from the Royal Entomological Society, our National Insect Week partners and online resources we have spotted. Please browse through the list or use the tick boxes to select audience and resource type.

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  • INSTAR - Magazine for Young Entomologists

    Activities sheet

    Magazine for Young Entomologists from the Royal Entomological Society.

    For: Primary

  • Insects, Entomology & Entomologists

    Video

    Insects and entomologists - what are they and why are they important?

    For: Everyone

  • 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

  • iSpot

    Website

    A friendly and free community helping to identify wildlife and share nature.

    For: Everyone

  • Flower Power

    Factsheet

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

    For: Everyone

  • Insects everywhere

    Factsheet

    Find out how you can find insects just about anywhere.

    For: Everyone

  • What makes an insect?

    Activities sheet

    So, what makes an insect? With these activities, you can help identify

    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

  • Encountering moths

    Video

    Here you can find out about the pure joy of creating a moth trap

    For: Everyone

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Did you know?

Buzzing bumblebees

Bumblebees can do 'buzz' pollination, wing muscles vibrate their bodies to extract and transfer flower pollen. 

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