Of all of the approximately 1.5 millions cataloged species on Earth, insects make up two-thirds of this number. Their diversity and accessibility make them a great animal to study.
For many of us, insects carry a certain “Ewwww!” factor. However, if kids aren’t taught this, many of them never develop that feeling and grow to appreciate insects.
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Ants, bees, flies, beetles…all 6 legged creatures with three body segments (head, thorax and abdomen), and a hard exoskeleton belong to Class Insecta. You can look around any home, garden, lawn, or park and find an insect. Insect guides such as the ones below will help you identify the insects you find.
Insect Printable Worksheet
Use this free insect printable with your students to help them learn more about their favorite insect and to hopefully learn to appreciate them more.