Science & Nature

Entomology for Grades 6-12 (Fall Semester Course)

Entomology is the study of insects and related arthropods. This middle and high school level course will last for a full semester featuring the basics of general entomology, bug collecting techniques, and bug-themed art.
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New class

No live meetings

Over 17 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per week

How does a β€œFlexible Schedule” course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun Aug 21

Aug 21 - Dec 18 (17 weeks)
Flexible Time
1 learner enrolled

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Class Experience

Learning Outcomes for the Major in Entomology
1. Attain a solid foundation in insect biology, including general entomology, basic systematics, morphology, physiology, and biodiversity. 
2. Understand evolution and biodiversity generation through macro- and micro-evolutionary processes, including how these processes have formed and diversified insects. 
3. Attain skills in written and verbal scientific communication. 
4. Develop the ability to design and perform a scientific study on insects, and to analyze results. 
5. Develop an understanding of the distributions and abundances of organisms including insects, and their interactions with each other and the environment.  
6. Learn modern techniques in insect science such as molecular biology, bioinformatics, and/or imaging. 
7. Gain appreciation of insects in society and human affairs, and as model systems in insect biology. 
8. Learn the basics of bug collecting, and creating a full collection.

Students will be assigned a bug collection project and various insects will need to be drawn. 
nature journal (spiral notebook will be fine)
colored pencils
magnifying glass
glue stick
a few sheets of newpaper
bug collection box-shoebox, styrofoam piece, bug collection pins
glass jar with a lid
ziploc bags (sandwich size)
rubbing alcohol
cotton balls
camera to take images of bugs or drawings of bugs to submit to Outschool wall 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Various short assessments will be given. 
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Mrs. Collins, Certified Science Teacher
Lives in the United States
Certified Science Teacher, Masters in Science and Gifted Education
14 total reviews
19 completed classes

About Me

Hello and welcome to my page! I am a certified science teacher with 22 years of experience. I love finding unique ways to show students that science can be fun. 

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