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Unit 2 Diversity of Living Things

Chapter 10 Mollusks, Arthropods, and Echinoderms
Section 3 and 4 Insects
and Insect Ecology




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Teacher Resources
     Student Extra Credit

 

10-3 Insects
Body Structure
Obtaining Food
Life Cycle

10-4 Insect Ecology
Insects and the Food Chain
Other Interactions: Pollen Carriers, Disease Carriers
Controlling Pests

 

 

Insects: Quick Plan
Day 1
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Insects: Eyewitness Video
braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes  Eyewitness Insects Quiz
Day 2
readme.gif (802 bytes) Prentice Hall 343-355
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) RSG 10-3 & 10-4 Insects & Insect Ecology
Day 3
Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes Draw a Cricket
Day 7
Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes Grasshopper Dissection

 


Day 1
Topic  Introduction to Insects
Objectives/ I can ...
Observe insects.
Answer questions based upon what they view.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.B.2b Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
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Insects: Eyewitness Video 28 minutes found at Safari Montage
 braininjar.gif - 1615 Bytes  Eyewitness Insects Quiz  Use after video.

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Insect Adventure 3 Parts found at Brian Scoop
 Part One  9:49
 Part Two  8:20
 Part Three  11:58

TEC
filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes) Insect PowerPoint 
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Worksheet    Try as new introduction
Resources
BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Be an Expert: Insect Study
Introduction to Entomology Part 1  58:30
Introduction to Entomology Part 2  59:05
star.gif (2279 bytes) Insects A-Z

 

Day 2
Topic  10-3 Insects
Objectives/ I can ...
List insect characteristics.
Define metamorphosis.
List the three stages of incomplete metamorphosis.
List the four stages of complete metamorphosis.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.2a Describe simple life cycles of plants and animals and the similarities and differences in their offspring.
12.B.2b Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes)
On the Board
Tagmata:
regions specialized for different functions
Antenna:
structure used for touch, taste, and smell
Thorax: middle section of an insect's body
Abdomen: third section of an insect's body
Spiracle: opening to air tube of a grasshopper
Tympanum: hearing organ in a grasshopper
Metamorphosis: The changes during the development of an insect.
Incomplete Metamorphosis: egg, nymph, adult
Complete Metamorphosis: egg, larva (caterpillar) pupa (cocoon), adult

 Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes) On the Board

Insect Characteristics

Three pairs of legs
Three body segments
Antenna

 Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes) On the Board

Insect Body Segments

anterior head eyes, antennae, mouth, and mouthparts
chief functions are sensory reception and feeding
middle thorax principal function is locomotion
bears three pairs of legs and two pairs of wings
posterior abdomen houses the digestive, excretory, and reproductive organs

Insects That Undergo Incomplete Metamorphosis  7:29
Name This Insect  6:57
Butterfly Life Cycle  4:30
Leaf Cutting Ants  3:25-10:55
Mosquito Life Cycle  3:11

Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) Insects 

filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes) Neato Mosquito

readme.gif (802 bytes) Read/Scan Prentice Hall 343-355

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) RSG 10-3 Insects & 10-4 Insect Ecology

Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Starting My Insect Collection       

TEC
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Wanted Poster Have the students create a Wanted Poster, flyer, multimedia presentation, or web page about their insect and share these presentations with the class. In their presentations, students should include such information as the insect's natural habitat, what the insect needs to stay alive, and why the insect is "wanted."
Resources
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Ant Anatomy

Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Ant Anatomy Diagram and article
braininjar.gif (1615 bytes) Butterfly Life Cycle Use a a quiz on complete metamorphosis
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Benefits of Insects
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Harm Done By Insects and Spiders
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Metamorphosis Chart
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Sample Wanted Poster
filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes) Insect PowerPoint

 

Day
Topic Insect Orders
Objectives/ I can ...
Identify insect orders.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.2a Describe simple life cycles of plants and animals and the similarities and differences in their offspring.

Classwork-Homework
Basic Insect Identification 5:44
 

Insect Orders  3:40
The Apterygota
Order Examples
Protura  
Collembola Springtails :25
Thysanura Silverfish :39
Diplura Two Pronged Bristle-tails  :44
The Exopterygota
Ephemeroptera Mayflies  3:10
Odonata Dragonflies  3:31
Plecoptera Stoneflies  1:02
Grylloblatodea  
Orthoptera Grasshopper  1:40
Grasshopper and the Ants cartoon  8:26
Phasmida Stick-Insects
Walking Stick  :48
Giant Stick Insects  1:22
Dermaptera Earwigs  :57
Earwigs Ate My Brain  7:50
Embioptera Web Spinners
Dictyoptera Cockroaches and Mantids
Cockroaches  3:46
Praying Mantis  3:34  
Female Praying Mantis Eats Male  
2:49 
Praying Mantis and Mouse 
:37
Madagascar Hissing Cockroach  2:01
Isoptera Termites: Life's Ultimate Architects  6:19
Termite Attack  3:05
Zoraptera  
Psocoptera Bark and Book Lice
Mallophaga Biting Lice
Bed Bugs 2:10
Bed Bug Attack  6:58
Head Lice  3:02
Pictures of Head Lice  1:20
Siphunculata Sucking Lice  1:12
Hemiptera True Bugs
Thysanoptera  
The Endopterygota
Neuropter Lacewings
Coleoptera Beetles Overview 1:37
African Dung Beetle  2:51
Bombardier Beetle  :47
Ground Beetle  1:29
Hercules Beetle  3:17
Stag and Scarab Beetles  4:08
Strepsiptera Stylops
Mecoptera Scorpionflies  :17
Big Nose Fly  1:31
ScorpionFly  5:28
Siphonaptera Fleas
Anatomy of a Flea  1:12
Cat Flea  :15
Dangerous Fleas  1:54
Diptera True Flies
Fruit Fly  1:26
The House Fly  5:28
House Fly Eating Sugar  :38
Life Cycle of a Fly  2:01
Lepidoptera Butterflies and Moths
Butterfly Metamorphosis  2:00
Butterfly Metamorphosis 9:20
Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle  2:24
Painted Lady  2:52
Viceroy Butterfly  2:19
Trichoptera Caddis Flies
Hymenoptera Ants Bees and Wasps
Secret Life of Ants  4:20
 

Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Insect Dichotomous Key Assignment

TEC
Resources
 


 

Day 3
Topic  Cricket Diagram
Objectives/ I can ...
Draw and label the features of an insect.
Describe the function of an insects body segments.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.B.2b Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes Draw a Cricket
Use the Cave Cricket directions from Drawing Insects.
 
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Label the Crickets Body
         
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Cricket Diagrams for Labeling
Use Cricket Lab from Invertebrate Zoology OnLine
camera.GIF (174 bytes) Globe Fearon   Fig 9-30 p.220 to label the cricket's body parts
camera.GIF (174 bytes) Globe Fearon  p.182 to label the cricket's body part
TEC
Resources
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Cockroach Anatomy Diagram
 
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Cricket Information  
Information on characteristics, history, and collecting.
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Cricket Rearing   Information on raising crickets.
Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes)  Living Thermometer

 

Day 4
Topic Arthropods: Bee
Objectives/ I can ...
Identify insects as the largest class of arthropods.
State that the three features of all insects are three pairs of legs, three body segments, and antenna.
Name the three kinds of honeybees.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.2a Describe simple life cycles of plants and animals and the similarities and differences in their offspring.
12.B.2b Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
Chalkboard.bmp (15654 bytes)
On the Board

Three kinds of Honeybees

Queen Lays the eggs
Drones Fertilize the eggs
Workers 1. Take care of the eggs
2. Feed the queen and the drones.
3. Gather pollen
4. Make honey
5. Protect the hive.

 

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  Collect Cricket diagram to see if it is complete. Pass out to be graded.

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Note02.gif (247 bytes) The Honey Bee Colony      Note02.gif (247 bytes) Bee Dances

Honey Bee Life Cycle  9:57
Inside the Hive  2:42
Flight of the Bumble Bee  :29
Killer Bees  3:39

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Bee Worksheets from Honey Bee Unit

TEC
Resources
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Honey Bee Unit 
96 pages: Bee Diagram, Life Cycle, Bee Types, Crossword Puzzle, Duties, Dances, Jobs, Flower Diagram, Pollination, Honey, Beekeeping Equipment, Bee Maze

 

Day 5
Topic  Crickets
Objectives/ I can ...
To discover through the use of inference and deduction the needs and wants of animals.
To learn how to  carefully observe and record behavior as an animal moves through its habitat.
To learn about sampling to get statistics for inference.
State Goals
12.B.2b Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
Cricket Chirping 1:15
 Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes  Mapping Cricket Behavior   Mapping Cricket Behavior Questions 
TEC
Resources

 

Day 6
Topic Mealworms
Objectives/ I can ...
Examine mealworm behavior in light and dark environments.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.2a Describe simple life cycles of plants and animals and the similarities and differences in their offspring.
12.B.2b Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
Mealworm Morphing to Pupa  6:45
Mealworm Pupa Morphing Into a Beetle 7:47

Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)
Meet the Creatures 38 pages  Information, Experiments, and Quiz
Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Mealworm Light & Dark Experiment
TEC
Resources
Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Mealworm Information
Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Super Worm Farms SuperWorms, Mealworms, Crickets, and Wax Worms

 

Day 7
Topic  Grasshopper Dissection
Objectives/ I can ...
Learn the inside organs of a grasshopper.
State Goals
12.B.2b Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Classwork-Homework
 
Magnify0b.gif - 341 Bytes Grasshopper Dissection
TEC
Resources
 
Grasshopper External Lab

 

Day 8
Topic Invertebrate Evaluation
Objectives/ I can ...
Construct classification system.
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.2a Describe simple life cycles of plants and animals and the similarities and differences in their offspring.
Classwork-Homework
 
Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes   Invertebrate Lab   
Information about Phyla, Chart of Characteristics and Answer sheet.
TEC
Resources

 

Day Computer Lab
Topic/ I can ...
Objectives
Find insect common names that begin with each letter of the alphabet.
Write a brief description of each insect: focusing on what the insect eats, where the insect lives, and what kind of immature form the insect has. 
State Goals
12.A.1a  Identify and describe the component parts of living things and their major functions.
12.A.2a Describe simple life cycles of plants and animals and the similarities and differences in their offspring.
Classwork-Homework
SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes)Bugs Caught in the Web
Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Insects A-Z
Computer.bmp (3254 bytes) Spiders Are Not Bugs Jumping Spider Tarantula Wolf Spider
TEC
Resources
The University of Kentucky Web Site
The Colorado State Entomology Links Page

 



Teacher Resources

 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Assignments    crayon0a.gif (328 bytes) Art Activity    Magnify0b.gif - 341 BytesLab      BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Lesson Plan      braininjar.gif (1615 bytes)_Tests     IconMap.bmp (3402 bytes) Maps     Note02.gif (247 bytes) Resources     Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Web Sites    
SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes) Field Trips      Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Computer     bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) Book    Dice.bmp (3974 bytes) Games    star.gif (2279 bytes)Extra Credit     filmstrip.gif (6075 bytes)PPT     YouTubeVideo

ANTS
 Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Ant Farm Science Projects   Temperature; Light & Dark; Wet & Dry Sand; Different Foods
 Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Secret Lives of Ants
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Ant Information
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Army Ants from the Bug Club
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Ants & Ant Supplies  This is where I get my ants!
BEES & WASPS
 crayon0a.gif (328 bytes)   Wasp Coloring Page
 Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Artificial Domiciles to Attract Bumble Bees  Students will use a variety of materials to construct artificial domiciles for attracting bumble bee queens.
 Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Flight of the Bumble Bee
 Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Spring Collecting and Identifying Bumble Bees      Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Data Sheet
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Bee Facts   Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Data Sheet
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Gleanings In Bee Trivia  1 Point for easy questions, 3 points for hard ones.
 Note02.gif (247 bytes)  Bee Information Pages   29 pages including information on African Killer Bees
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Bumble Bee Identifier
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes)   Beekeeping: Beekeepers Home Page  Everything you want to know about beekeeping, honey, and honey bees are right here!
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes)  Biology of the Honey Bee  Bee Reproductions
BEETLES
 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Beetles Labeling Assignment  Answers
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Information about Beetles  The order name of beetles, Coleoptera, is pronounced "co-le-OP-ter-a." This name was first used by Aristotle in the fourth century B.C., more than 5,000 years ago! It comes from the Greek words "koleos," which means sheath (or shield), and "ptera," which means wings.  Lots of information at this site.
BUGS
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Bug Profile Sheet
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Don't Let the Bugs Bite  Crossword Puzzle
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Bug Mugs 12 Most Wanted
BUTTERFLIES & MOTHS
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Adopt a Butterfly   Choose a butterfly and complete classification information, habitat location, food requirements, and other information. Use this report template.
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes Butterfly Adventure
 Paperpencil.gif (4347 bytes) Butterfly Notebook Paper  Border of butterflies page 30
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) All About Luna Moths
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Butterfly Information
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Create a Butterfly Garden  Lots of info
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  All About Butterflies   A Zoom site from Enchanted Learning.  All About Butterflies is a comprehensive on-line hypertext book about butterflies It is designed for students of all ages and levels of comprehension. It has an easy-to-use structure that allows readers to start at a basic level on each topic, and then to progress to much more advanced information as desired, simply by clicking on links.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Butterflies at the Field Museum   Did you know there are about 20,000 different kinds of butterflies in the world? The butterflies shown here are just a few from The Field Museum’s worldwide Butterfly Collection.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Butterflies of Illinois    This site is from the web site Butterflies of North America . It consists of the following information:  Distribution maps showing the counties in which occurrence of a particular species has been verified, Photos of the adult and caterpillar (when available),  Species accounts containing information on size, identifying characteristics, life history, flight, caterpillar hosts, adult food, habitat, species range, conservation status, and management needs, and Species checklists for each county in the U. S. and state in northern Mexico.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Butterfly and Moth Lifecycles    This site is devoted to showing as much of the lifecycle of these and other Lepidoptera species.
CICADA
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) How Cicadas Sing
COCKROACH
 Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Yucky Roach World A day in the Life; Inside View; Amazing Roach Facts; Scrapbook
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Cockroach Family Tree
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Bugs Caught in the Web   An Internet field trip.  Did you know that cockroaches have been around an estimated 280+ million years? That's before the dinosaurs' time! There are more than 5,000 types of cockroaches; the largest is 6 inches long with a wing span of over a foot! Find out more fascinating facts about roaches on your trip!
COLLECTIONS
 Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Field Collection Record
Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Insect Collection   Instructions, Chart, and Rubric
 Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Insect Collection Project
 Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Starting My Insect Collection   
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Thoughts on Collections  Alternate project ideas
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Zoo Display Label
CRICKETS
 Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes)  Living Thermometer 
 Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes)  Mapping Cricket Behavior 
 Note02.gif (247 bytes)  Cricket Diagram and Information  From Enchanted Learning
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Cricket Information
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Cricket Rearing
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Flukers Cricket Rearing Guide    11 Pages includes dissection directions
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Rearing Crickets
 DISSECTION
 Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes)Cricket Dissection   From Access Excellence
DRAGONFLY
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Class Hexapoda: Class Odonata Other names: sewing needles, devil's darning needles, snake doctors, horse stingers, and mosquito hawks.  Olympic Feats!
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Dragonfly Enchanted Learning
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Frequently Asked Questions About Dragonflies
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Dragonfly Society of America
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Giant Dragonflies
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Giant Dragonfly  Anax tristis, Order Odonata
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Gordon's Odonta Page  All the information you could want.
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Hunters in the Sun
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Meganeura The Meganeura had a wing span of more than 75 cm and was probably the largest insect to ever appear on earth.
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Odes For Beginners
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) The Dragon Flies Great color pictures!
FIELD TRIPS
 SchoolBus5.bmp (6174 bytes)Bugs Caught in the Web 
FLY (DIPTERA)
 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)  Diptera Labeling Assignment    Answers
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Fly Information
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes)  Diptera Site  Information about the world's flies.
GRASSHOPPER
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Grasshopper Information
HYMENOPTERA
 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Hymenoptera Labeling Assignment  Answers
INSECTS
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Adopt an Insect   Choose an insect and complete classification information, habitat location, food requirements, and interesting facts.
 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)Choose an Insect Use books, encyclopedias, magazines, and the Internet to discover certain facts about an insect of their choice.
 Pencil.gif - 434 Bytes  Insect Mania   Insect Collection, Insect Jeopardy, Insect Poster, Insect Book, and Insect fact cards.  Choose the project you like!
 Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Insect Wanted Poster    Note02.gif (247 bytes)  Blank Wanted Poster    Note02.gif (247 bytes) Wanted Poster Example
 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Insects A-Z
 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes) Things That Bug Me Poems    Example    Sick    Guess What?
 BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Field Guide to Schoolyard Insects  Each group creates a page for one insect.
 Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Insects on Stamps
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Insect Citations, Proverbs, etc.   A collection of citations, proverbs, expressions, etc. all about insects and spiders.
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Insect Orders
Note02.gif (247 bytes) Wings, Stings, and Leggy Things: Insects of Illinois
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes Alien Empire Insect Scramble   Put the insect puzzle pieces together.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Bug Food   Insects as food with recipes
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Bug Mugs   The 12 Most Wanted.  Click on a picture to see a mug shot and rap sheet.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Entomology for Beginners   Basic information about insects, insect anatomy, and insect metamorphosis.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Entomology Dictionary   A glossary for insect terms
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Insect Drawings Gallery   50-60 year old insects drawings from the U of Illinois.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Insectclopedia   An insect portal to all Insect topics.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  State Insects Home Page   Find your state's State Insect
KEYS & GUIDES
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Bug Club: Key to Insect Orders
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Bug ID   An easy to use Insect Identification Key
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) Bumble Bee ID Book   34 Pages
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Key to Insect Orders
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes Key to Insect Orders   GOOD SITE FOR AN INSECT PROJECT!!!  An on-line classification guide for some, not all, of the insect orders.
LADYBUGS
 BookOpen.bmp (16686 bytes) Lady Big Unit  Coloring page and research worksheet
MEALWORMS
 Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Mealworm Light & Dark Experiment
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Mealworm Information
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Keeping and Raising Mealworms
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Mealworm Head
 Earth.gif (6650 bytes) Super Worm Farms SuperWorms, Mealworms, Crickets, and Wax Worms
MONARCH BUTTERFLY
 bookpages.gif (1592 bytes) The Travels of Monarch X      Pencil.gif (434 bytes) Outline Map of North America
 Note02.gif (247 bytes) How to Tell if it is a Male or Female Monarch
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Monarch Butterfly    Information on characteristics, range, habitat, food, reproduction, and behavior.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Monarch Watch    A University of Kansas site dedicated to education, conservation, and research.
 Earth.gif - 6650 Bytes  Moths of Illinois    Pictures and information
MOSQUITOES
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Mosquito Information
Magnify0b.gif (341 bytes) Mosquito Life Cycle Activity  Build an emergence chamber from a ziploc plastic container and a plastic champagne glass
Note02.gif - 247 BytesMosquito Reference Manual Resource for Mosquito Life Cycle Activity
PRAYING MANTID
 Note02.gif - 247 Bytes  Praying Mantis Information
 Computer.gif (1114 bytes) Praying Mantis Adventure
TRUE BUGS
 Pencil.gif (1165 bytes)True Bug Labeling Assignment   Answers

 

Student Extra Credit

 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Arthropod Extra Credit star.gif - 2279 Bytes

 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Adopt a Butterfly   Choose a butterfly and complete classification information, habitat location, food requirements, and other information. Use this report template.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Adopt an Insect   Choose an insect and complete classification information, habitat location, food requirements, and interesting facts.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Bug Trivia  Find the answer to bug records.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Forensic Entomology: What the Blowfly Saw   The decomposed corpse of a Marine is found in a rain forest just off the highway in Oahu, Hawaii.  Read the paragraph and fill in the table indicating when the three insects arrive or leave the body. Then write a paragraph  explaining when the Marine died, and how they know.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Fruit Fly Reproduction   Because of their rapid life cycle, fruit flies are perfect for observation. In just two weeks time, you'll be able to observe the birth, growth, reproduction, and death of these organisms.  Bring your jar of fruit flies to school to show me!
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Insect Mania   Insect Collection, Insect Jeopardy, Insect Poster, Insect Book, and Insect fact cards.  Choose the project you like!
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes Insect Web Page  Design an informational web page on an assigned insect.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Insect Scavenger Hunt   See if you can find examples of the insects on the list.  Put them in baggies and bring them to school.
 star.gif (2279 bytes) Invertebrate Cards  Cut out pictures and glue on a blank notecard. Label each invetebrate picture.  Find five facts about each invertebrate  for the back of thee card.
 star.gif (2279 bytes) Lobster   Go to the web sites to find out more about lobsters.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Praying Mantis Drawing & Diagram    Directions and drawing paper in our classroom.
 star.gif (2279 bytes)  Spider Mini-Book   Draw and color four pages of a spider's life cycle.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Spiders OnLine Worksheet   Challenge Activity!!! Click on the links to go to the Web page.  Use the information you find to answer questions.
 star.gif - 2279 Bytes  Spider Vivarium   Students study spiders by observing them in a "close to natural" state; they describe the spiders' physical features and their eating, mating, and reproducing behavior, if possible from observations.

 

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