Unit 1: Science Connection

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Most Common Insects

Word Wise

species:
A group of animals or plants that are similar, and able to mate and have offspring: The flightless cormorant is a species of bird found only on the Galapagos Islands.

order:
A group of animals or plants that are similar in many ways: Rats, mice, and beavers all belong to the same order.

insect:
Any of a large group of animals that have six legs, a body with three main divisions, and usually wings. Flies, bees, grasshoppers, butterflies, and moths are all insects.

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Activity

Find the common and scientific names of 3 different insects in an encyclopedia. Look up the order and species names for each of the insects. Organize your data in a chart. Compare the three insects. What do they all have in common? What is different about them?

Data Hunt

Most Common Insects Quiz
Use the chart to answer questions in the Most Common Insects Quiz.