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1996. Michael Elsohn Ross. Describes how young scientists can find and keep crickets, and offers intriguing information on types of crickets, how they sing, their defense of territory, their mating habits, reproduction and anatomy, what they eat, and what eats them. Describes the hatching and growth of the young, and how their metamorphosis to adult form is subtle and gradual compared to the abrupt and radical change experienced by butterflies. Continually prompts students to observe closely, formulate questions and attempt to answer them. Gives instructions for simple experiments with crickets regarding temperature, memory and learning, light and dark, water, etc. 48 pages, soft cover, full-color photos, some illustrations. Grades 1-4.

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