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Edgewood Highland School Library: Insects

What is an insect?

Insects are all around us!  

There are over 1 million different kinds of insects!

But what is an insect?

An insect has three parts - the head, the thorax, and the abdomen

Insects have 2 antennas.

Insects have 6 legs.

Insects hatch from eggs.

Insect babies are called larva.

Life Cycle


You will be learning all about a creepy, crawly insect!

You will be using the Index, Table of Contents, and Glossary to find your information!

Helpful Ladybugs

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What is a Table of Contents?

The Table of Contents tells me the titles or descriptions on certain pages and the page number I can find that section on.  It can be found in the beginning of the book.

What is a Glossary?

A glossary tells you the meaning of words in a book.  It's like a little dictionary!  You can find it in the back of the book.

What is an Index?

The Index tells you on what pages you can find certain words.  It is in the back of the book.

For example, if I wanted to find what Ladybugs eat, I would look at the word "food" and then go the page or pages.