The mystery here has a lot to do with the life cycle of the insect in the cereal and what the various stages were that Emma found in the box. However, it is important that children get to know more about the most populous animals on our planet. It is important for them to understand their life cycles, their behavior, and the role they play within the Earth’s ecosystems. Some can be most destructive and yet without many of them we would have no fruit or many kinds of vegetables whose flowers they pollinate, no honey, no beautiful butterflies and moths, no food for many animals and plants, and no decomposing of animals and plants that die. From the pedagogical point of view, insects invite inquiry into their behavior, their life cycles, and their adaptations to every climate and habitat known to humans. Get to know them—they are really cool!
Type Book ChapterPub Date 4/1/2008Stock # PB220X_10