Journal ArticleDigital resources are stored online in your NSTA Library.
What has six legs, three body parts, and is loved by second-grade students? An insect! In the unit described here, students engaged in a comprehensive insect study that incorporated the National Science Content Standards A: Life Science and C: Science as Inquiry. Throughout the unit, students were involved in a variety of hands-on explorations, used classroom technologies, and innovative assessment measures. They even enjoyed featured guest speakers and field trips.