Educator Resources: Solomon Family Insectarium

Part of Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation.

leafcutter ant colony
Plan your class field trip to the Insectarium with these free resources.

Activities and Materials

Grades K–5

Students observe a natural phenomenon—that insects exist in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors—to investigate how the physical traits of insects help them survive. 

Grades 9–12

Students observe a natural phenomenon—that ants within the same colony have different physical traits—to investigate how the different roles of social insects support the survival of the species and the individual. 

Activities for Grades 6–8 coming soon!

More Resources

Use these online resources to further explore the themes in these halls.

This educational resource for The Susan and Peter J. Solomon Family Insectarium is made possible by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.