Insect Week - 24th to 30th June 2024

This collection includes some activities for primary and secondary aged pupils which can be used to support Insect Week  organised by the Royal Entomological Society as an annual celebration of the ‘little things that run the world’ encouraging people of all ages to learn more about insects.

Included are materials to support with surveying and tracking the insects in your area, as well as resources to promote discussion around the topic of 'Would you eat insects?'.



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Bugs Count - What Bugs Are Living Near You?

Carry out a survey on how many bugs are found in a certain area and add to a national survey. This resource fits in with the curriculum topics of animals in the local environment, habitats, and interdependence and adaptation.

There are six key species to watch out for: Two-spot Ladybird, Devil’s Coach Horse...

Crawling Caterpillars

Aimed at upper Key Stage Two, this resource investigates whether moth caterpillars move in a straight line when they seek a refuge. It links to the topic areas of all living things and habitats.

A short film shows the caterpillars moving and then children measure tracks they have made. Children use data...


Aimed at Key Stage One and lower Key Stage Two, this resource links to the topics of minibeasts and habitats. An introductory presentation focuses on 20 common mini-animals and looks at ways of identifying them such as the number of legs, colour, size and habitat.

The resource suggests activities and...

Eat Insects

As human population increases our appetite for meat is growing but very soon demand will outstrip supply. Farming large animals puts a strain on our natural resources and creates polluting waste. Scientists are proposing eating insects to help solve this problem. In this activity students are asked to plan a menu...