Science Reads : Insects is an innovative format that combines the reading and science curriculum. A fictional story serves as the jumping off point for real life experiments!
Grades K – 3
After a story that shows a bug’s point of view, students will test live mealworms. Do these larvae prefer certain colors or smells, light or darkness?
CT Grades PreK – 5 Core Scientific Inquiry, Literacy and Numeracy
SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY: Scientific inquiry is a thoughtful and coordinated attempt to search out, describe, explain and predict natural phenomena.
SCIENTIFIC LITERACY: Scientific literacy includes speaking, listening, presenting, interpreting, reading and writing about science.
SCIENTIFIC NUMERACY: Mathematics provides useful tools for the description, analysis and presentation of scientific data and ideas.
K.2 Many different kinds of living things inhabit the Earth.
A 4 Describe the similarities and differences in the appearance and behaviors of plants, birds, fish, insects and mammals (including humans).
A 5 Describe the similarities and differences in the appearance and behaviors of adults and their offspring.
A 6 Describe characteristics that distinguish living from nonliving things.
1.2 Living things have different structures and behaviors that allow them to meet their basic needs.
A 12 Describe the different ways that animals, including humans, obtain water and food.
A 14 Describe the structures that animals, including humans, use to move around.
1.3 organisms change in form and behavior as part of their life cycles.
A 15 Describe the changes in organisms, such as frogs and butterflies, as they undergo metamorphosis.
3.2 Organisms can survive and reproduce only in environments that meet their basic needs.
B 3 Describe how different plants and animals are adapted to obtain air, water, food and protection in land habitats