small ladybeetle Investigating Interesting Insect Information Part 2 / Part 1

15. How are dragonflies helpful to people?

 

16. Do people really eat insects? Insects are good source of ......

 

17. How can you estimate the outside temperature on a warm summer evening?

 

Listen to a cricket chirp.

Describe the sound.

 

Estimate the temperature where the recording was made.

 

18. What can a praying mantis do that no other insect can do?

 

19. Do all mosquitoes feed on blood?

 

Name a disease that is carried by mosquitoes that can impact people in your region. Research required.

 

20. Aren't lady bugs cute? They are also voracious predators!

So why Lady Beetles are welcome in the garden?

 

 

21. Identify three differences between a butterfly and a moth. Research may be helpful.

 

 

22. What insect keeps its own garden?

Why?

 

23. Many insect pests are not native to North America. They were imported, on purpose or by accident, by people bringing goods here to sell. These pests are damaging our ecosystem and degrading our lives.

Give an example of a non native insect pest that is causing damage or degrading daily living in your region.

 

 

24. Gravity impacts everything on earth. How can some insects walk on the ceiling?

 

 

25. In 2002, a scientist found a new order of insects!
Where do these insects live?

 

26. How many known insect species are there?

How many insect species are estimated to exist?

What is the ratio of known to estimated insects?

 

27. Watch the Bee Sting video.
Based on the information, what color of clothing should be worn when working outdoors? Why?

 

28. What is Biomimicry?

 

Identify an insect and a solution we have today that imitates it in someway.

Or identify a trait or skill an insect has that could help solve a human problem.

 

monarch butterfly icon Challenges:

+ Complete the Mystery Caterpillar and IPM Challenge

+ Make a multimedia presentation about an interesting insect.

+ Know your bugs online activity

+Watch Variation and classification - grouping things

Do this Dichotomous Key activity for two of the species.
Make a Dichotomous Key for a species of invertebrate and a vertebrate that live in your region.

+ Plan and plant an insect friendly habitat garden at school, at home or at a local park

+ Conduct a school wide survey to select the most interesting local insect. Insect mascot project

+Frayer Science Vocabulary Activities: new

Insect - doc. | pdf., Insect Metamorphosis - doc. | pdf.

Butterflies - doc. | pdf. , Moths - doc. | pdf.

lsdy beetle iconDone already?

Mystery Butterfly activity | Mystery Caterpillar Challenge 1 | Mystery Caterpillar Challenge - IPM or Organic Gardening practices

Milkweed & Monarch Butterfly Mania - explore the many insects found on a milkweed.

Select an Insect Mascot for your School or Community - problem based learning

Butterflies and Moths Internet activity | Wetland insects | Science Observation Skill Builders > 40

The Bugscope project | Bug Info @ the Smithsonian

Firefly Watch - fun project Learn about them and conduct your own study. | Cicada Activity

Africanized Honey Bees on the Move - use these resources to BEEcome an "expert".

Monarch Butterfly migration report - listen online | Painted Lady Butterfly

Explore The Wonderful World of Insects site - Write down 3 interesting facts about bugs.

Watch cockroaches video | Explore a science subject at Science Close Up gr 1-6

Explore insect flight http://hannover.park.org/Canada/Museum/insects/insects.html

Ants - 42explore | Iowa State Entomology Index of Internet Resources | Entomology 201 - Alien Empire


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