Classroom Resources

Use these videos and worksheets in the classroom for educational lessons on winter aquatic insects and their purpose in our world's ecosystem!

a lesson plan guide

Click on the button below to download a document containing an overview of the materials available.

an introduction to wet bugs video lesson

A lesson on the stonefly

Click on the button below to download a worksheet to accompany the stonefly video lesson

A lesson on the mayfly

Click on the button below to download a worksheet to accompany the mayfly video lesson

A lesson on hellgrammites

Click on the button below to download a worksheet to accompany  the hellgrammite video lesson

A lesson on the caddisfly

Click on the button below to download a worksheet to accompany the caddisfly video lesson

Application activities

Click on the button below to download a document containing two ideas for classroom activities

worksheet answer key

Click on the button below to download the answer keys to the worksheets found above

Science stories like Bugs Below Zero are created by Agricultural Communication & Marketing (ACM) students at the University of Minnesota.

See UMNAgricast.com for more information and examples. 

Funding for this project was also provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). The Trust Fund is a permanent fund constitutionally established by the citizens of Minnesota to assist in the protection, conservation, preservation, and enhancement of the state’s air, water, land, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources.

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