Insects & Spiders of the Pacific Northwest
Do creepy crawly things fascinate you, or scare you? Here in the Pacific Northwest we are surrounded by an enormous amount of different types of insects and spiders. Why are they often referred to as pests? Do you know which ones are poisonous? Which ones help our plants grow? What are some other jobs that make insects necessary to our biosphere? Get stuck in a web of curiosity in this Exploration Guide for students in middle school.
Facts About Insects
Did you know that insects pre-date humanity (as well as the dinosaurs) by millions of years? This video illustrates molting and metamorphosis and explores insect behavior and anatomy-from the six-legged configuration that all insects share to fascinating facts about vision, pheromones, feeding, flight, social organization, and more.
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Washington Insects | Insect Identification for the Casual Observer
There are over 1 million identified insects and spiders in the world. This page shows you the 516 found varieties in Washington. Which ones are your favorite? Which ones do you never want to see?View Washington Insects | Insect Identification for the Casual Observer
10 Creepy Washington State Bugs | Only In Your State
In Washington, you won’t find many of the terrifying insects you might see in other parts of the country. That being said, we’re not without our creepy bugs. Not all of these insects are exclusive to Washington, but if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, you might come into contact with one.View 10 Creepy Washington State Bugs | Only In Your State
Bring on the Bugs: A Key to Identifying 10 Common Washington Insects | Washington Trails Association
Every day when you go outside you see bugs whether you want to or not. They are everywhere! Can you find all 10 of these bugs on a walk? Did you see any more than once?View Bring on the Bugs: A Key to Identifying 10 Common Washington Insects | Washington Trails Association
Pacific Northwest Spiders Documentary | Bugs in Cyberspace
This guy loves bugs and spiders. He films spiders around his neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. Which of these spiders have you seen in your neighborhood? He claims that he has never been bit by a spider- what do you think? Have you been bitten by a spider?View Pacific Northwest Spiders Documentary | Bugs in Cyberspace
Head-to-head combat! Astounding weapons! Extraordinary skills! Within the pages of this book, 18 awesomely real superheroes and supervillains come to life, each possessing powers far beyond the average insect. If you could be a super-bug, what powers would you want?
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A Community for Naturalists | iNaturalist
One of the world's most popular nature apps, iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you. Get connected with a community of over 400,000 scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature! What's more, by recording and sharing your observations, you'll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature.View A Community for Naturalists | iNaturalist
Bug Information | Department of Entomology | Washington State University
Did you know that you could study bugs in college? You can even be a bug scientist (entomologist) for your future career. This website is from the department where they study bugs at Washington State University. Why would people want to study bugs? What do you think we can learn from them?View Bug Information | Department of Entomology | Washington State University
What Is Home Sweet Home to a Bug? | Science Project
If you had to choose between having your favorite dessert, going to a movie, or spending the night at a friend's house, which would you choose? This science project shows you how you can "ask" a sowbug (or pillbug) a similar question to find their preferences. Give it a try to find out what types of microenvironments these tiny crustaceans prefer.View What Is Home Sweet Home to a Bug? | Science Project
James and the Giant Peach
Join James as he goes on an adventure with a Ladybug, Grasshopper, Centipede, Earthworm, Glowworm, and Miss Spider. Do you think traveling by peach would be fun? What are some of the things he learns from and about the different insects?
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