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Baloo's Bugle

April 2006 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 13, Issue 9
May 2007 Theme

Theme: Cubs and Bugs
Webelos: Outdoorsman & Artist
Tiger Cub


Alice, CS RT Commissioner
Pioneer District, Golden Empire Council

www.bugs.com   Sponsored by an extermination company, but all kinds of information; go to the Kid’s Corner for cool bug facts; insect riddles, coloring pages, wild butterfly pictures, lots of fun activities

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/insects/01.html interactive “Let’s Talk About Insects” – great info and fun, too!

http://www.kids.gov everything from geography to music, computers to transportation, including homework help and links to great state sites for kids; click on animals to go to insects – too many things to even list!

www.miniclip.com/games/mancala-bugs/en  online game about bugs

http://www.insecta-inspecta.com all about bugs by Fremont, CA high school students

www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/insects/printouts.shtml  all kinds of coloring pages with and without anatomical labels, craft ideas – check it out for any subject; age based

http://insected.arizona.edu/uli.htm  ideas and resources using live insects

http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/spiders.html all kinds of cool stuff about spiders – how a web is made, links to all kinds of great kid’s sites, free downloads – insects & bugs, too!

http://www.uky.edu/Ag/IPM/teachers/resources.htm Bug-go Bingo game, print outs about insects; IPM for Classroom – beneficial insects, butterfly gardening, good pictures!

http://www.fws.gov scroll down on left to endangered species, then scroll down to kid’s corner

http://ecos.fws.gov/tess_public/SpeciesReport.do?dsource=animals  List of endangered and threatened animals, listed by common name, showing states (look down the column for insect or arachnid) If you click on the scientific name, you will find information about any conservation plans 

http://www.sasionline.org  Arizona/Sonora Desert based backyard bug watch, also scroll down from there to Dick’s virtual arthropod zoo

http://www.monarchwatch.org Kansas-based Monarch Butterfly site, info on butterflies, migration, anatomy, how to raise them, lots more

http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org  scroll down on the left to find your topic: puzzles, games, science and science fair ideas– look up articles/20060308/Note2.asp for a story about Cannibalistic “Mormon” Crickets  

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bees Tales from the Hive program and activities, some interactive, links to other information from PBS programs

http://www.wvmosquito.org/links.asp This is just one of the sites maintained by mosquito abatement districts all over the United States. This one has links to California districts – But scroll down on the right to “Kid’s Corner” for lots of great fun.  And check any other commercial or institutional site you go to, like Abatement districts – most of them have a Kids Section!

http://yucky.discovery.com/flash  The boys will love this site – they call themselves the Yuckiest Site on the Internet – check out Roach World and interactive games

http://www.themeunits.com/Ants_bk.html  focused on ants, craft and game ideas, basic entomology – fun games, mazes, word searches, activity ideas

http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/ythfacts/oldentyouth.htm   One of the BEST sites – lots of ideas and links to games, crafts, facts, activities – click on each section to check!

http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/explore/bugs.htm  A great site with bug bios, interactive games, and links to information about raising bug pets such as crickets, sowbugs- info about all kinds of bugs, maintained by Ann Zeise (A to Z)

http://www.bugbox.net based in Fredericksburg, VA – (540) 710-0776 – in addition to online puzzles, games, for anyone anywhere, but if you are in that area they have fun activities and programs for school or scout groups

To locate a Nature Center or Natural History Museum in your area: http://www.museumregister.com . You can look by category and by state.  This site sounds great but I found the listings for NJ pretty slim.  They are probably actively looking for listings.  CD

To look for specific kinds of exhibits, try http://www.partyguideonline.com - go to attractions, museums, natural history  - this is a directory of displays on exhibit at selected museums in every state. Scroll down on the left for the state by state listing

Southern NJ Council

Bugs and Things - Y.E.S. MINIBEAST WORLD

Insect Jokes

Butterfly Sites

Bug Food


The Bug Club

Helping Your Child Learn Science - Bugs

How can I make a bug net?

Packs on-line I always like this one

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