Insects – What Makes an Insect an Insect (Science Nonfiction and Literacy Unit)
Animals are different in many ways. All animals can be sorted and placed in special groups with similar characteristics. Children will learn about insects and what makes insects different from other animals.
What's Included In This Unit?
Nonfiction Science Information – Literacy Practice – Graphing Practice
19 Page PowerPoint presentation on the characteristics of the insect group of animals.
Student Center Nonfiction Science Facts:
These printables (color and black/white) include an information booklet and other materials that can be used as a study packet for student centers or as an individual book for each student. The material includes nonfiction information about the characteristics that are common for all insects.
Activities and Worksheets:
These activities about insects are completed after the student views the PowerPoint or Student Information Packet.
• Students pick a favorite insect, draw or paste a picture of the animal and then tell why this animal is their favorite insect.
• Students complete a worksheet related to what makes an insect an insect.
• Students look at a sheet of animal photos and select which two animals have antennae. They paste those photos on a worksheet and then answer questions about these two insects. Students will be required to do some basic research.
• Students Indicate whether statements are true or false.
• Students cut out different animal characteristic and paste each characteristic in a column as a “true” insect fact or in a column as a “not true” insect fact.
Literacy and Graphing Practice
• Graph Practice – Students complete a bar graph about insects and answer questions related to the results.
• ABC Order - Students put a list of common insects in ABC order.
• Sorting – Students put a list of common animals in order from smallest to largest.
• Fact or Opinion - Students cut out statements about insects and paste those statements in either a fact or opinion category.
• Fact or Opinion - Students Indicate whether statements are facts or opinions.
From the Developer:
As teachers, we know how much children are fascinated with real animals. We used photographs of live animals rather than drawings or clipart for this TPT product. All photographs were taken by award winning professional photographers.
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