7th Grade Ch. 2 Sec. 4 Insect Ecology

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7th Grade Ch. 2 Sec. 4 Insect Ecology

  1. 1. Ch. 2 Sec. 4 Insect Ecology
  2. 2. Insects :
  3. 3. 1. Play a key role in food chains producer - organism that makes its own food consumer - organism that obtains energy by eating other organisms decomposer - organism that eats wastes & dead organisms
  4. 4. 2. are all consumers
  5. 5. 3. can be prey for many animals
  6. 6. 4. some are decomposers <ul><li>Termites break down dead wood, leaves, and grass. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Dung beetles break down animal droppings.
  8. 8. 5. can be food for humans silkworm pupa pizza from Korea cricket lollipop
  9. 9. wasp crackers from Japan
  10. 11. pollinators
  11. 12. controlling pests <ul><li>pesticides= chemicals that kill pests </li></ul><ul><li>traps </li></ul><ul><li>biological control= natural predator or disease released in area to fight harmful insects </li></ul>
  12. 13. pesticides= chemicals that kill pests
  13. 16. biological controls- eg: ladybugs eat aphids
  14. 17. Draw pictures of 3 ways insects are used: prey for many animals
  15. 18. Arthropod Treasure Hunt Spiny Backed Orb Weaver Organism # of legs Type of arthropod Location Butterfly Insect Butterfly tower

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