Entomology - The World of Insects STEM Class

by  Long Island Science Center

Program image

Students examine the world of insects, including life cycles, form and function with models, specimens and living creatures. Each child receives a rubber cricket to examine and will build their own bug. A live cricket option is available for an additional fee.  If you chose live crickets, the students will build a habitat to nurture and observe their cricket. (Notify us upon registration if you prefer a class set of crickets or one for each student.) Materials for this class will be mailed to you based on the number of students you have indicated in the reservation.  Please allow time for standard mail delivery. All classes can be conducted in both English and Spanish.

Program Rating

Book it!

About This Program


Point to Point: $225.00

This program includes a mailed project materials kit, please allow time for standard mail delivery. Additional session booked for the same calendar day are discounted to $195. An amended version of this program without the in-class project is available for $150 per 30-45 minute session. Any booking of the program for the 2020-2021 school year done before September 30, 2020 will receive a 10% discount.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
ZoomWe can use the organizations platform of choice

Booking Information

Programs are available from 8am-7pm EST

Book it!

Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

If your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks out from your reserved date will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks out are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Date rescheduling may be done up to 2 weeks before your reserved date. Rescheduling done less than 2 weeks before your date will be subject to a 10% rescheduling fee.

About This Provider

Content Provider logo


Long Island Science Center

Riverhead, NY
United States

Today's students - tomorrow's innovators! The Long Island Science Center is a 501(c)3 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)  Learning Museum with a mission to prepare young people for the challenges of a 21st century economy built on advanced technology and innovation. We have provided STEAM based programs to students in schools and libraries in the New York Area since 1995. Our programs have been delivered to more than 350,000 students.

We ignite curiosity, fuel creativity and unlock the passion for problem-solving and discovery with hands-on STEAM curricula, programs, and interactive experiences designed to cultivate future leaders and engaged citizens.

Education Department

Program Details


1. The program starts out with the educator engaging the students in a conversation about how we can tell that a bug would be classified as an insect.
2. The educator shows different bug models and asks the students to identify if it is an insect or not.
3. The educator discusses with the students the insect life cycle as well as the function of the different body parts.
4. The educator then will lead the students through their bug building activity.
5. If time allows, we will take questions.


- understand and identify the number of legs an insect has
- identify the body parts of an insect and the functions of those parts
- explore the insect life cycle and main components of their habitat

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ESS3A K-2 -- Natural resources
LS1A 3-5 -- Structure and function
LS1A K-2 -- Structure and function
LS1B 3-5 -- Growth and development of organisms
LS1B K-2 -- Growth and development of organisms
LS1C 3-5 -- Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
LS1C K-2 -- Organization for matter and energy flow in organisms
LS1D 3-5 -- Information Processing
LS1D K-2 -- Information Processing
LS2A K-2 -- Interdependent relationships in ecosystems

State Standards

New York State
NGSS Learning Standards