Just for kids-Insect facts

The fascinating world of insects

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In this article, we will be looking and doing a bit of study of the insect world. It is so amazing how many species of insects there are on planet earth, and what is even more interesting is their numbers are staggering. But before we get into all of this fun stuff we will be looking at persons who work in this field.


Entomology is the study of the insect world and the impact that they have on our environment.


A beautiful moth

Who is an entomologist? I am glad that you ask. An entomologist is a person that studies the life of an insect which includes, and insects’ behavior, life cycle, physiology, ecology, population, and Classification of insects.

1. Insects behavior-Deals with how insects relate to each other in their environment.

2. Lifecycle- Deals with the length of time it takes an insect to reach maturity to the day of their death.

3. Ecology-How insects interact with the surrounding environment.

4. Population-Deals with an individual or group of insects of the same species that inhabit a specific area at a certain time.

5. Classification-Deals with a class of invertebrates within the arthropod phylum that have a chitinous exoskeleton, a three-part body, head, thorax, and abdomen, three pairs of jointed legs, one pair of antennae, and compound eyes.

The science of Entomology

The facts about insects

Insects are arthropods that have three pairs of legs, a segmented body divided into three parts-head, thorax and abdomen, one pair of antennae and wings, Insects also have an exoskeleton.

Number of Insects

The Insect world is so vast that they outnumber us can you believe that. How many Insects do you think are on the planet take a wild guess?

The insect population is said to be 10 quintillion insects so we see that we are far outnumbered when It comes to the Insect population now that’s a lot of Insects on the planet. WOW.

Can you imagine us going to war with them, who do you think will win, well I think that we have the upper hand on them so don’t sweat it? Now that’s just for laughs.

Insect fun Facts

1. Insects have three pairs of legs.

2. Spiders are not insects.

3. insects do not breathe through their mouth, they breathe through their sides. They inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide through holes called spiracles in their exoskeletons.

4. Insects are cold-blooded.

5. Bees are useful to us because they produce honey.

6. Bees pollinate plants making it possible for them to grow.

7. It is believed that there are 1,900 species of insects on our planet that people use for food.

8. Insects do not have bones.

9. Honeybees have hair on their eyes

10. Only male crickets can chirp.

There are a whole lot more fun facts but we will stop here.

The final word

It is just so amazing the number of insects that are upon planet earth, many of them are here to help us so let’s do our part and give them their space as they help to bring balance to our ecosystem. You can also check out my article on plant facts just for kids where you will learn more cool stuff. Just follow this link. Plant facts. So watch and learn as we continue our quest to explore the wonderful world of nature.


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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.

26 thoughts on “Just for kids-Insect facts”

  1. I really like your website – it is full of very helpful information!

    What an interesting article! I learned some things in the fun facts that I did not know before! I think it’s fantastic how you are educating kids about the world of entomology.

    It’s a field that the majority of people don’t know much about so it’s great for kids to learn it!

    Awesome job, I will come back to read your Gardening For Health posts! Thank you!

    Best wishes,


    • Hello Anna it is good to meet you and thanks for those very kind words. I am glad that you enjoyed my post and that is what it is all about educating people in a fun filled way and childern are the next generation to step in our place and now is the best time to educate them so that they can take on where we left off. All the best to you and can you please tell others about my website thanks again. gardenofedengardencenter.com.

  2. I love your website. If I had small children at home, I would definitely use your website to keep their little minds learning. I really love how you teach them about the people who work in the field of insects. This is so helpful for children, to give them solid options for what they can choose as a career when they grow up. Also, the video is perfect addition. This website makes it easy for parents to spend time with their kids; teaching them new things. Thanks so much. Keep up the good work.

    • Hello and thanks a million for those kind words. I believe that learning should be fun and what better way than to use methods that can catch peoples attention. Thanks again all the best to you and can you please do me a favor and tell others about my website. gardenofedengardencenter.com

  3. I really enjoyed reading your article! The videos makes it even more interesting and it’s easy to understand, and easy for kids to follow. I’ve always found insects interesting, and as you said, there are so many insects out there. I’m so glad I found your website.
    I’m taking care of a seven years old boy who loves everything with insects and animals, so I’m definitely going to show him this site. Thank you!

    • Hello Mira and thanks for those very kind words. I believe that learning should be fun and therefore it should be presented in a funfilled way all the best to you thanks again and have a good night.

  4. Hi and thanks for sharing such an interesting theme.
    It is so obvious that normal kids are usually afraid of wasps and bees. Even for adults, not quite like these insects because they tend to bite.
    I never thought of idea explaining those bugs from the other side and writing some interesting facts and habits of wasps and other biters.
    I hope that book you recommend are exciting readings for kids and adults as well.

    • Hello and it os my pleasure, Yes the insect world is pretty intresting and people don’t like many insects because their sting is terrible therefore we must be careful of them and they only attack when they feel threaten. The Good thing though is that they help to bring balance to nature and that book that I recommend I am sure both you and your kids will love. Can you do me a favor please and tell others about my website.gardenofedengardencenter.com

  5. I know that insects are useful to our Earth but I just can’t stand them.

    If I see flying things, I immediately grab a swatter. I hope you forgive me for that.

    The only insects that I can stand is ants. But not fire ants. Just small black ants. Just not too many, though. If I see them marching on, I will spray them…

    Really sorry.. But I just can’t stand insects.

    • Hello thats ok, in life I am sure that all of us have our likes and dislikes. Snakes gives me the cripes and when I see them they freak me out but I know I must deal with them so that’s ok. All the best to you and can you do me a favor please and tell others about my website.gardenofedengardencenter.com. Thanks again.

  6. Great article! I like the idea of some fun books to help my child learn more about the insect world. Do you worry about the bee population? I know there has been a lot of publicity around their importance in cross-pollination, and the concerns that their numbers have been greatly affected by insecticides and disease.There are some great facts here and I hope lots of people enjoy them. I never knew bees had hair on their eyes!

    • Hello Mara and thanks for those kind words, I am glad that I could help. As far as bees are concern I am not worried at all, yes their may be some challengest about their survival, but I believe that they will be find these insects can survive the most harsh condition. Thanks again and all the best to you.

  7. Wow! I love this site. It is passionate to find informations not only for kids but also about food and nutrition facts.

    The article for kids, the images, the videos are truly captivating and educational. This would be of great help for parents in reaching out their kids.

    I will bookmark this page and comeback to read more.

    Thank you for such a great idea.

  8. Hi Norman, great site you have. will pass your site onto my wife as she is a teacher and I am sure she will have great fun with the kids she teaches. Insects are always a school kids favourite subject. You brought back memories about when I was at school doing my worm farm project. 10 quintillion insects is a really big number. Wow

    Thanks John

    • Hello John and tanks for those kind words, It is good to meet you and I am glad that I was able to bring back some of those child memories, my I tell you how time passes so fast, Thanks also for passing this infromation on to your wife all the best to you and have a good day.

  9. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten back to your site but I see you’re still keeping the fun and information flowing.

    Too many of the other sites loose track of what they had first ventured out to do but you always have your priorities straight.

    You consistently provide excellent reading material for kids and others looking to learn more and mentioning a lot of fun facts.

    I’ve returned to take a deeper look at some of the books you offer for my grandchildren.

    • Thanks Travis I am glad that I could help, Landscape and Gardening is my passion and I love to share it in an exciting way. I hope all is going well with your online business also, Can you please do me a favor and tell others about my website. Thanks again and have a good day. gardenofedengardencenter.com

  10. This was a great article on insects and the impact they have on the environment. I did not know that the study of insect was called Entomology. I also did not know how conducive they were to us as humans and how they help bring balance to the ecosystem. Now I will think twice before wanting to kill a bug.

  11. Wow, I didn’t know that spiders are not insects!!! Shame on me.
    Your website is amazing and I do agree that insects are very useful animals.
    Will you write more about bees as well as I am very much interested in them?
    I will come back to your site soon to check out more of your articles.

  12. I love this post, my grand kids would love it also. Very good explained in a way that kids can understand what is going on. Especially about the bees and what they mean to our society. The books you link to look like fund and I am sure ar easy reads for the kids. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Wow! What an interesting article. Reminds me when I taught Science to grade 3 and 4 in Jakarta, Indonesia. That was pretty much about the same that I see here. We had more material and went deeper, of course, but still… Nice to see it here.

    Thank you very much 🙂

  14. I really love this information. Honestly am not a person who loves bugs. However, my youngest daughter seems to be fascinated with insects, the grass, and dirt. I think she gets it from her dad. But knowing this information can help me, help her find more interesting stuff on insects when we go to the library. Thanks for sharing this information!

    I really like your site it has lots of good information. Makes people think


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