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What's an Insect?

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(child) I love exploring in my backyard. There are so many cool animals to find if you look closely, like this bee. A honeybee is an insect. Insects are small animals with a hard shell called an exoskeleton. They have one, two, three, four, five, six legs. Insects usually have wings and antennae. Bees make honey. I love honey. Here's an ant hill. Ants are insects too. Let's count her legs. One, two, three, four, five, six. Ants live in big groups called colonies. Can you imagine living in a house with hundreds of family members? Whoa! A slimy, little earthworm. Did you know that worms aren't insects? Look! They don't have any legs at all, and their bodies are very soft. Watch out! It's a spider web. Spiders are not insects either. They have eight legs. Here's a butterfly. Butterflies are insects and so is this praying mantis. She sort of looks like a space alien. I told you there's a lot to find in my backyard.

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What is an insect? Explore the narrator’s backyard to get an up-close look at some tiny friends. Students will learn the common characteristics of insects. Part of the “Everyday Science for Preschoolers” series.

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Runtime: 2 minutes

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