With summer on the way, this is a great time to brush up on your insect knowledge! Our Common Insects by Alpheus Spring Packard is free eBook that will guide readers through the insect life around them.
The topics in the book are covered in a rather unusual way. Insects covered include:
- Parasites of bees.
- House flies.
- Mites and ticks.
- And more…much….
This is not a book for the “faint-hearted.” The subtitle tells the story: A Popular Account of the Insects of Our Fields, Forests, Gardens and Houses (though one can wonder what is “popular” about it).
And we are going to go into some detail about these creatures:
Which is probably fine for the younger set who seem to love such things (if not so great for mom trying to keep them out of the house).
There are 268 illustrations — enough for any student to fill a notebook with his own copies of everything from centipedes to tree crickets to the seven-year locust.
During the summer months (if you are not homeschooling year round) it is better to keep learning light — to feed an interest, explore, and enjoy a break. But when you are ready to ramp back up, Our Common Insects provides a great way to develop thinking skills by reading, recording, drawing, illustrating, and discovering everything a person could ever need to know about the creepy crawlies in their backyard!
Summer Fun Activity: Bug Scavenger Hunt
See how many you can find!