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What is an Insect?

Dragonfly

Dragonfly (Dr. Jeremy McNeil, used with permission)

Dragonfly

Dragonfly (Dr. Jeremy McNeil, used with permission)

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Curriculum Alignment
MB 6 Science Grade 6 (2000) Cluster 1: Diversity of Living Things
NL 6 Grade 6 Science (2018) Unit 4: Diversity of Life
NL 7 Science Grade 7 (2013) Unit 1: Interactions Within Ecosystems
NS 6 Science 6 (2019) Life Science: Diversity of Life
NU 6 K-6 Science and Technology Curriculum (NWT, 2004) Life Systems: Diversity of Living Things
PE 6 Science Grade 6 (2012) Life Science: Diversity of Life
SK 6 Science Grade 6 (2009) Life Science – Diversity of Living Things (DL)
ON 6 Science and Technology, Grade 6 (2022) Strand B: Biodiversity
NT 6 K-6 Science and Technology Curriculum (NWT, 2004) Life Systems: Diversity of Living Things
PE 6 Integrated Curriculum Grade 6: Science (Draft 2023) DK 1.1: Living things depend on each other to help keep our planet in balance.
PE 6 Integrated Curriculum Grade 6: Science (Draft 2023) DK 1.1: Examine the diversity and organization of living things on Earth and ways to maintain balance on our planet.
BC K Science K (June 2016) Big Idea: Plants and animals have observable features.
MB 2 Science Grade 2 (1999) Cluster 1: Growth and Changes in Animals
NB 3 Science 3: Our Local Environment October (2019) Animals
NL K Exploring My World (2010) A Closer Look at Animals
NS 2 Science 2 (2019) Life Science: Animal Growth and Changes
NS P Science Primary (2019) Learners will compare living things through the senses
NU 2 K-6 Science and Technology Curriculum (NWT, 2004) Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Animals
ON K The Kindergarten Program (2016) 14. demonstrate an awareness of the natural and built environment through hands-on investigations, observations, questions, and representations of their findings
PE 2 Science Grade 2 (2012) Life Science
PE K Science K (June 2016) Big Idea: Plants and animals have observable features.
QC Elementary Cycle 2 Science and Technology, Elementary Living Things
SK 2 Science Grade 2 (2011) Life Science – Animal Growth and Changes (AN)
SK K Kindergarten (2010) Life Science: Living Things in our Environment (LT)
ON 2 Science and Technology, Grades 2 (2022) Strand B. Life Systems; Growth and Changes in Animals
NT 2 K-6 Science and Technology Curriculum (NWT, 2004) Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Animals
AB 4 Science 4 (2023) Living Systems: Understandings of the living world, Earth, and space are deepened by investigating natural systems and their interactions.
AB 11 Biology 20 (2007, Updated 2014) Unit B: Ecosystems and Population Change
NB 9 Science 9: Ecosystem Dynamics (2020) Biological Evolution: Variation and Diversity
NU 11 Biology 20 (Alberta, 2007, Updated 2014) Unit B: Ecosystems and Population Change
ON 11 Biology, Grade 11, University (SBI3U) Strand C: Evolution, Change and Diversity
NT 11 Biology 20 (Alberta, 2007, Updated 2014) Unit B: Ecosystems and Population Change
NL 12 Biology 3201 (2021) Unit 3: Evolutionary Change and Biodiversity
BC 1 Science Grade 1 (June 2016) Big Idea: Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.
MB 1 Science Grade 1 (1999) Cluster 1: Characteristics and Needs of Living Things
NL 1 Science 1 (2015) Unit 4: Characteristics and Needs of Living Things
NL K Exploring My World (2010) Observing Living and Nonliving Things
NS 1 Science 1 (2019) Life Science: Needs of living things
PE 1 Science Grade 1 (2012) Life Science
YT 1 Science Grade 1 (British Columbia, June 2016) Big Idea: Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.
SK 1 Science Grade 1 (2011) Life Science – Needs and Characteristics of Living Things (LT)
ON 1 Science and Technology, Grades 1 (2022) Strand B: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things

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The What is an Insect? e-book explores the amazing world of insects while showing the characteristics and diversity of insects.

What is an Insect?

How are insects similar to and different from humans? What makes an insect an insect? Learn about sorting & classifying, anatomy, and biodiversity while exploring the amazing world of insects in this interactive book illustrated with beautiful photographs.

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What is an insect? cover image
What is an insect? Cover
Qu’est-ce qu’un insecte? Couverture
Qu’est-ce qu’un insecte? Couverture
¿Qué es un insecto? Tapa del libro
¿Qué es un insecto? Tapa del libro
O que é um inseto? Capa de livro
O que é um inseto? Capa de livro

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