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Characteristics of Living Things


What is an Insect?

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

Boreal Forest

Plants: Biomes

9 images of plants in some large naturally occuring habitats called biomes such as tundra, grasslands and boreal forests

Green tree frog


12 images of some cold-blooded animals such as frogs and newts classified as amphibians that can live in the water or on land

Toad camouflage matches stone it is on

Animal Adaptations

Students develop and apply collaboration & communication and computational thinking skills to learn the ways in which animals adapt to their environments.

Red Onion, Parsnips, Lettuce


14 images of some plants such as carrots, cabbage and leeks whose roots, stems or leaves are used for food



10 images of some cold-blooded vertebrates such as snakes, lizards and alligators typically having dry, scaly skin

Fennel Seeds

Plants: Seeds

6 images of some seeds which are the fertilized part of a plant used for germinating new plants such as fennel, kiwis and pumpkins


Plants: Parts

12 images of some major parts of plants such as stems, roots, flowers and leaves


Plants: Needs

8 images representing some of the needs of plants for healthy growth such as water, nutrients and light

Early Stages Of Plant Growth

Plants: Growth

10 images showing some stages of plant growth from planting to sprouts growing to harvesting

Seed Germinating

Plants: Germination

6 images of some seedlings sprouting as one of the stages towards full plant growth

Barbary Macaque Monkeys [Infants]

Mammals: Primates

6 images of some mammals classified as primates such as monkeys, apes and humans and characterized by nails on their hands and feet


Mammals: Omnivores

10 images of some warm-blooded vertebrate animals such as brown bears and chimpanzees that eat a diet of plants and animals

Head of an Elk

Mammals: Herbivores

15 images of some warm-blooded vertebrate animals such as cows, deer and giraffes that eat plant vegetation