What is an Arthropod?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427189196

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Description

Kids will be shocked to learn that arthropods outnumber all other animal species combined! They will also be fascinated by the variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and behaviors found among these invertebrates. Labeled diagrams and startling close-up photography will introduce concepts including the similarities and differences among insects, arachnids, myriapods, and crustaceans, the functions and features of an exoskeleton, molting, metamorphosis, and other interesting body facts, and the crucial function of arthropods in food chains and webs.

Reading Level
Lexile
725L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Q
ATOS
6.2
DRA
40
Categories
Genre
Animals, Birds & Insects Marine Life Nature Science & Technology
Interest Age
Ages 9-12
Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade
Subject
Science Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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