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Unit of Study for 3rd Graders Insect Biology
Title: Insects for Kids
Learning Goals and Objectives
To teach kids in the elementary school about insect biology, which will help them learn basic biological concepts and the interaction of insects with the natural world. By the end of this lesson, students should be able to recognize insects characteristics and functions in the natural world. Students should be able to describe the parts of the insects and what sort of jobs insect do in the natural world. Students should be familiar with insect reproduction and how insect fit in the ecosystems.
Basic Parts of Insects
Insects are categorize by their basic parts, and all insects have the same bodily parts. Every insects have an antennae, segmented bodies, and six pair of legs. (1) If it does not have these features, then it is not an insect.
The body of an insect consists of a head, thorax, and abdomen. The head of the insect contains compound eyes, which allow it to see many images.(1) Unlike human eyes that only can see one image, the insect compound eyes, which is like many eyes inside one eye, can see images and motion at different angles. Have you ever try to swat a fly? The compound eyes of the fly allow it to swiftly flew away the moment it sees you.
Without compound eyes, insect will have difficult for finding food. (2)
Do not forget the wings; all insects have one or two pairs of wings. (1) Figure 1 below describe the parts of an insect
Insects do not have a backbones like us. (2) Insects do not have bones like human at all. They have an outside skeleton know as an exoskeleton that protect and support it. (2)
Parts of an Insect
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The unites of study for 3rd graders insect biology are determined.