Bug Scientist

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By Donna M. Jackson
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Bug Scientist
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NSTACBC Outstanding Science Trade Book New York Times, recommended science books Childrens Literature Choice Book Small is beautifulor so the bug scientists of the world believe. Insects, they say, boast qualities the rest of us have perhaps overlooked. They are among the earths best fliers and farmers. They have survived and adapted for 350 million years, whereas we humans have been around for a mere 10,000 years. There are millions upon millions of species yet to be identified. Indeed, insects are perhaps natures least celebrated but most successful creatures on earth.By following the footsteps of several bug scientists, we take a closer look at the extraordinary bugs that crawl, swim, and whiz past us. We visit the morgue, drop by an outdoor classroom, witness a bug bowl festivalcomplete with a cricketspitting contest (yuck!)and travel to the rain forests of Costa Ricaall in pursuit of a better understanding of bugs, glorious bugs.

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6281 words6,281 words
48 pages48 pages
Lexile 1200LLexile 1200L
Grade 5 to 7Grade 5 to 7
Age 10-12Age 10-12
Published 2002Published 2002

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