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Lesson 1: Characteristics of Insects

Overview

Students will look at pictures of insects from different parts of the world, and they will learn four of the main characteristics of all insects.

Objectives

 Students will identify the head, thorax, and abdomen on pictures of insects. 
 Students will classify animals as insects based on number of legs.

Vocabulary

thorax, abdomen, antenna(e), exoskeleton, metamorphosis

Materials

Lesson 1 PDF*
Lesson 1 PowerPoint
Pencils and Paper for Question Writing

*These are located in the Resources section on the right side of your screen.

Time Required

15-20 minutes

Procedures

This is a 5E lesson plan. Follow the directions in the Lesson 1 PDF.