Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle Activity & Discussion Guide

Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle Activity & Discussion Guide
Introduce students to the three types of dung beetles and their vital role in the environment with a science picture book. This printable literature guide contains discussion questions for before and after reading Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle by Cheryl Bardoe. The rich informational text supports Common Core English Language Arts Standards for elementary students.

Grade Levels: 1 - 4

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Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle
Author: Cheryl Bardoe
Illustrator: Alan Marks

Simple science text and dramatic illustrations give a close-up view of the fascinating world of the dung beetle. When an animal lightens its load, dung beetles race to the scene. They battle over, devour, hoard, and lay their eggs in the precious poop. Dung is food, drink, and fuel for new life—as crucial to these beetles as the beetles are to many habitats, including our own.
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