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It’s hard to believe, but it looks very much like spring has arrived, so for us, a most wonderful time to begin the discussion around the topic of insects. We all know that insects have been here long before humans, so here are a few items you can discuss with your child:

  • Insects have: an exoskeleton, a three-part body, three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes, and one pair of antennae.
  • There are over one million described species.
  • The number of extant (look it up!) species is estimated between 6 and 10 million- probably a whole lot more!
  • Insects comprise 90% of all life forms on earth.

So, why have we come to believe they are to be feared and destroyed? After all, without insects, life on earth would cease to exist. This month we will be learning about their importance, diversity, and beauty. Check out this link to learn more.

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