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Learning resources

A range of educational resources relating to insects and entomology from the Royal Entomological Society, our Insect Week partners and online resources we have spotted.

Please browse through the list or use the tick boxes to select audience, resource type and insect group.

If you have a resource that we could add please let us know via our contact form .


  • RES Student Essays


    Read popular science writing all about insects

    For: Secondary Adults

  • STEM Learning resources

    Activities sheet Lesson plan

    Activities for primary and secondary aged pupils which can be used to support Insect Week 2022.

    For: Primary Secondary

  • Bugs Matter survey

    Activities sheet

    We need lots of people to take part in Bugs Matter this summer.

    For: Everyone

  • NHM Fly Finder

    Activities sheet Factsheet

    Join the NHM fly-spotting team this summer and improve our understanding of how some of these species, important as pollinators, are faring in the UK.

    For: Secondary Adults

  • Let's go live Insect Week 2021 special


    Watch a Let's go Live special for Insect Week 2021.

    For: Early years Primary

  • Incredible Insects challenge badge

    Activities sheet

    A challenge badge for 4-18 year old budding entomologists and engaging for those who aren’t usually insect admirers!’

    For: Primary Secondary

  • RES British Insects poster


    A poster covering all the groups or taxonomic orders of insects in the Britain.

    For: Secondary Whole School Adults Everyone

  • FSC Beginners Guide to Terrestrial Invertebrates

    Lesson plan

    This free course aims to introduce learners to the terrestrial insect orders found in the UK and the morphological features used to differentiate them.

    For: Adults

  • Young Verrall Lecture 2022


    Watch Professor Camille Parmesan giving Young Verrall Lecture 2022

    For: Secondary Adults

  • Parental Behaviour in Burying Beetles

    Activities sheet Video Website

    This resource pack focuses on parental behaviour in burying beetles.

    For: Secondary


Did you know?


The scientific term for insect poo is 'frass'.

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