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

Previous Video
Critters in the Classroom: Insect Edition - Madagascar hissing cockroach
Critters in the Classroom: Insect Edition - Madagascar hissing cockroach

Next Video
Essential activities for essential earth science lessons: Sedimentary rocks
Essential activities for essential earth science lessons: Sedimentary rocks

Explore in-demand STEM careers in earth science and geology while introducing students to rocks formed by d...

×

Subscribe to Ward's World

First Name
Last Name
Country
What Subject Do You Teach?
What grade do you teach?
Sign up for special offers and promotions
You're in! Thanks for subscribing.
Error - something went wrong!