How Many Legs?

How can you tell if a creature is an insect? Count its legs! Youngsters identify how many legs each human, ladybug, and butterfly has, as well as compare and contrast other their characteristics in order to draw conclusions about each type of creature. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • You can extend this activity by comparing and contrasting humans and insects to other types of creatures, such as birds or reptiles
  • If you have the option, consider stepping outside and taking a look at creatures for a more hands-on learning experience
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of the lesson suggests using your own grade-level book on insects to introduce the concept to your learners

  • Worksheet included
  • Simple pictures support comprehension

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