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Critters in the classroom, insect edition: Eastern Subterranean Termites

Elementary/Middle School

Termites may get a bad rap with homeowners, but they're more than just pests. They're also perfect for teaching animal behavior lessons in your science classroom!

In this hands-on video, we'll show you the fascinating world of the Eastern Subterranean Termite, or Reticulitermes sp.

In addition to being extremely easy to maintain in your classroom, these live critters can be used to:

  • Demonstrate pheromone attraction
  • Model behavior of animals in colonies
  • Explore distinctions between workers and soldiers

Ready to teach with termites? Discover even more classroom resources below:

Download the Care and Handling Guide

Shop for Live Termites