Summer Bug Project

All You Need to Know About the Summer Bug Project

(for Incoming 7th Graders)

Click the link below for specific bug collection information

           7th Grade (2018-2019) Summer Bug Project


Seventh graders will be maintaining an interactive science notebook. Please purchase a 70 pg. GREEN spiral notebook and pack of colored pencils before first day of school.

In the fall of 2018-2019 school year, as a seventh grader, you will be required to complete the insect project.  If collecting is not up your alley you will be putting together an insect booklet. (Please do not attempt to start this until returning to school.)  For those of you who would like to collect insects you can get a head start and collect when insects are the most plentiful (summer). You will need to store your insects in little ziplock type bags and or containers (yogurt, film canisters) and place in a box in your freezer until given further instructions in school.  Do NOT throw out your shoebox when buying new shoes before school starts in the fall.  You will use it to put your insects in for this project.

Insects to be on the look out for: dragonflies, grasshoppers, crickets, beetles, butterflies/moths, flies, mosquitoes, aphids, hoppers, lacewings, bees and wasps (BE CAREFUL), and ants.  Good-luck and have fun. Family members are welcome to help.


  • Spiders, caterpillars, and ticks are not insects.
  • Do NOT collect Luna Moths (green) or Monarch Butterflies

Subject Matter your child will be learning this year in science includes but is not limited to:

  1. Science Safety & Lab Equipment
  2. Classification & Insect Project
  3. Metric System & Scientific Method
  4. Cell Structure/Function & Microscopes
  5. Genetics
  6. Winter Survival
  7. Viruses, Bacteria, Protists & Fungi
  8. Plants & Maple Syruping
  9. Ecology