Sorting, classifying, and comparing are what scientists do when they work with insects. They classify or group living things that are similar into one group and classify living things that are different in another group.

I bet if I asked you to name the largest group of animals on the earth, you would probably say mammals. I if asked you to name a few animals, you would most likely name mammals like an elephant, tiger, or dog. Actually, insects are a much larger group than mammals. There are about 4,500 species of mammals and over a million different types of insects. Insects make up about 80% of the world’s animals.

Add fun challenges to your elementary homeschool science lessons. How many different kinds of insects can you name? Do you know how they survive? Go on an insect safari today and learn about the wonderful creatures that go mostly unnoticed.

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