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The Insect Folk

The Insect Folk by Margaret Warner Morley
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Through delightful outings with her students, a teacher introduces her class to the fascinating world of insects. She encourages her students to observe and ask questions. This is a wonderful science text for young children.

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The Insect Folk

BY

MARGARET WARNER MORLEY

AUTHOR OF "SEED BABIES," "FLOWERS AND THEIR FRIENDS" "LITTLE WANDERERS," ETC.

ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR

BOSTON, U.S.A. GINN & COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1903

COPYRIGHT, 1903, BY MARGARET WARNER MORLEY

All rights reserved

A WORD TO THE CHILDREN

DEAR CHILDREN, The very best way to know the insects is to go and watch them. Watch them whenever you can, and each time you will find out something new. Books will help you, but you must watch, too. Look more than you read.

If you need to catch them, put them under a tumbler, and feed them and give them a drop of water every day to drink. Slip a card under the rim of the tumbler on one side so as to let in the air. If you do not know what to feed them, or if they will not eat, let them go after a day or two.

If you wish to kill an injurious insect, do it quickly and completely . Remember the insects are alive, and we should not make them suffer unnecessarily.

Of course you must try to make your captives feel at home... Continue reading book >>


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