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Grade 2: IS IT AN SPIDER OR IS IT AN INSECT?: Home

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! Some are helpful and some can hurt. Let's become an entymologist and find out about spiders and insects.

SPIDERS: TAKE A LOOK! IT'S IN A BOOK!

Use the following books to find your spider.  Start with the Table of Contents to find a chapter about your spider and turn to that page.  Check the Index to find your spider and the page or pages where it appears in the book.  REMEMBER:  Not every spider will be in every book!

Fruitly

Fruitfly

 

It lives for 8 to 15 days.  A fruitfly has two wings.  It eats fruit. It can be found in gardens, fruit stands, farms, and a fruit bowl in your house.   It is black but could be brown or tan. It is not a social insect. It lives wherever there is fruit. It is harmful because it eats fruit and damages farm crops.  It has red eyes.  The fruit fly lays its eggs in fruit.  It is 1/8 inch in size.

YOUR ASSIGMENT

BUGS!!  

Let's become an entymologist and discover how bugs are helpful (YAY!) and how they are harmful (EEWW).  Use your research paper to record your answers.  Once you've found the answers, be sure to make a detailed drawing of your spider or insect.

Remember:  You and your partner are a research team, so please work together and have fun.

WORLD BOOK KIDS ENCYCLOPEDIA

Type the name of your animal in the box and click on the SEARCH button.

Then click on the link to read about your animal.

WORLD BOOK STUDENT

Type the name of your animal in the box and click on the SEARCH button.

Then click on the link to read about your animal.

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INSECTS! TAKE A LOOK! IT'S IN A BOOK!

Use the following books to find your insect.  Start with the Table of Contents to find a chapter about your insect and turn to that page.  Check the Index to find your insect and the page or pages where it appears in the book.  REMEMBER:  Not every insect will be in every book!