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3rd Grade: Life Science

Bugs and Insects
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Take Science Home with Decomposition

Observe with your third grader what happens when food starts to decompose, and boost science skills simultaneously with this experiment!

Orange Bird Feeder

Got a birdwatcher on your hands? Bring the birds to your backyard by making a zany bird feeder using an orange and some string.

Hatch Your Own Praying Mantises

Hatch a praying mantis egg case in a homemade habitat with your child's help! This is an amazing experiment in science and nature for kids of any age.

Make Spider Web Art!

This craft is a great way to explore the fascinating world of spiders and their webs as you collect spider webs from around your house with your third grader.

Boxelder Bug Coloring Page

The insect order Hemiptera consists of True Bugs such as Stainers, Assassin Bugs, Leaf-Footed Bugs, and this Boxelder Bug.

Lepidoptera Coloring Page

Butterflies and moths may have very different colors, but they are from the same insect order! Learn about lepidoptera with a fun coloring page.


Color in the gold and red colors of this common grasshopper species and learn about insect orders with your child!

Hymenoptera Coloring Page

Sting your little insect enthusiast with some knowledge about the insect order Hymenoptera. He'll learn a fun fact as he colors this yellowjacket.

Coleoptera Coloring Page

For kids who bug out on bugs, here's the perfect coloring page! Learn about the insect order Coleoptera, which we mostly know as beetles.

Diptera Coloring Page

Too familiar with flies and mosquitoes? Learn about their insect order Diptera as your child colors this bug-lover's fun page.

Odonata Coloring Page

If you're fascinated by bugs, check out this coloring page featuring the insect order Odonata, which consists of damselfies and dragonflies.

Homoptera Coloring Page

If your child loves bugs, he'll adore this coloring page! Learn all about the insect order Homoptera, which consists of Aphids, Hoppers, Cicadas, and more.

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