Making an insect Collection

Making an Insect Collection

Making a collection is the best way to learn about what insects look like, where they live, and what they do. A collection also helps you tell others what you have learned about insects.

Your collection for this unit will be relatively small--only 25 different insects. The only limits are that the collection must contain insects from at least four different orders and no more than 10 insects in the same order. This means searching different places to find a variety of insects. To get an insect into your collection, you will have to find it, capture it, kill it, pin it, and make out labels for it.

Making a killing jar and killing insects