Lesson plan of Worms & Insects

Lesson plan of Worms & Insects

Subject Science

Grade V

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Identify key characteristics of worms and insects.

Information for Teachers

  • There is a great diversity among invertebrates. Worms and insects are the two major invertebrates groups. 

Worms & Insects

  • The insects are characterized by three body parts (head, thorax and abdomen) and jointed legs. Most of the insects also have wings that help them to fly.
  • Worms have round and elongated soft bodies. The bodies of some worms have segments, like compartments of train.

Material / Resources

 Pictures of worms and insects, textbook

Worm up Activity

  • Ask them do they know about the “Animals under our feet”
  • Discuss “Animals under our feet” are worms and insects and they have no backbone.

Worms & Insects

  • Ask them what types of insects they observe at their homes?


   Activity 1

  • Show some pictures of worms and insects and ask the students to classify them on the basis of their body shapes. 

Worms & Insects

  • Write students ‘response on the board.

Activity 2

  • Show the pictures of insects and worms and tell them that these are different groups and have different characteristics.

Worms & Insects

  • Explain by writing on board the main characteristics of insects and worms: insects (jointed legs, wings); worms (elongated soft body, no legs etc.)

Sum up / Conclusion

  • Worms and insects are the two major invertebrates groups.
  • The insects have three body parts i. e. head, thorax and abdomen. They have jointed legs and most of them also have wings.
  • Worms have round and elongated soft bodies. The bodies of some worms have segments.


Activity 1

Ask the students to complete the following activity.

Worms & Insects

Activity 2

  • Ask the students draw an earthworm and an ant in their notebooks, and write about their structures and their habitats.
  • Draw a table on the board and ask them to copy it on their notebooks and then ask them to fill.

Worms & Insects

 Activity 3

  • Ask the students to write the names of those insects, they observe in their daily lives.

Activity 4:

finger print Ant (fun activity)

  • Ask the students to take an impression of their thumb using any ink or stamp pad and make an ant as shown below
  • Involve the students in solving the questions given at the end of chapter/ unit of textbook.

Follow up

  • Ask the students to find the picture of any insect from newspaper or net. Ask them to paste the picture on their notebooks and write at least two characteristics.
  • Ask students to collect an insect from nearby and bring it in the classroom and draw its diagram.
  • Have students create an imaginary creature. Instruct them to draw a picture of the creature and create a fact sheet for their creature. After all students have created their imaginary creatures, let the class classify the creatures. First into vertebrates and invertebrates, next into sub-groups as:
  • Classify Vertebrates into fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
  • Classify invertebrates into worms and insects




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