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Life Cycle of the Fly

  1. 1. Rhonda Perrett S0122845 Teaching about the Living World EDED19336 Assessment Task 1-Electronic Learning Tool Date of submission-21st November 2008 “This assignment is solely the work of Rhonda Perrett. All ideas and views of other people included or referred to are acknowledged and appropriately referenced”. Start
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  4. 4. Did you know? There are over A fly is an insect and insects are 40,000 known special animals. Flies go through species of flies. a complete metamorphosis, And you thought going from egg to larva or there was only maggot, then pupa to adult one kind, the stages within a week. They look annoying kind. very different in each stage. All the stages together are called a life cycle. Lets find out more. Click GO BACK GO
  5. 5. Did you know? The fly regurgitates or vomits on the food to chemically break down the substance before The common house fly sipping up their belongs to the group of flies meal through their known as the filth fly. They straw-like were given their name for mouthparts. their habit of laying their eggs GROSS!! in moist, decaying organic matter, particularly manure and garbage. Now lets see how they grow. Click GO BACK GO
  6. 6. The adult female fly can lay up to 500 eggs in batches of 75 to 100 over a period of 3 Did you know? to 4 days. If temperatures The common are high, eggs may hatch house-fly only within 8 hours, otherwise it lives for 15-25 may take 1 to 2 days for days them to hatch. Now lets look at the different stages of growth. Click GO. BACK GO
  7. 7. Stage One - First the adult female fly, which is bigger than the male fly, lays hundreds of tiny eggs. BACK GO
  8. 8. 4-7 days since eggs were laid Stage 2 - Here the eggs have hatched into larvae or another name for them is maggots. The maggots feed on the organic material in which they were laid. BACK GO
  9. 9. 10-20 days since eggs were laid Stage 3 – When the maggots stop feeding they burrow into the dry surrounding areas for protection. This is where they pupate. During the pupa stage, change takes place. BACK GO
  10. 10. . Stage 4 – When ready, the fully developed fly comes out of the pupa. The mature adult fly is now ready to reproduce and continue its life cycle. Click here to see the full life cycle BACK GO
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  12. 12. The easiest way to keep flies out of your home is to keep things clean. Don’t leave food lying around, make sure to take out the garbage on a regular basis and wipe up messes straight away. BACK
  13. 13. Life cycle: the series of changes of form and activity that a living organism undergoes from its beginning through to maturity. Back
  14. 14. met·a·mor·phous metamorphous: the transformation of an insect from an immature form or larva to an adult form in distinct stages. Back
  15. 15. lar-vae larvae: the wingless immature worm- shaped form of many insects that develops into a pupa or chrysalis before becoming an adult insect. Back
  16. 16. Mag-got Maggot: the worm-shaped larva of various members of the fly family, found in decaying matter. Back
  17. 17. pyoo-pate pupate: become a pupa, to develop from a larva into a pupa Back
  18. 18. pyoo-pa pupa: an insect at the stage between a larva and an adult where the insect is in a cocoon, stops feeding and undergoes changes. Back
  19. 19. F-il-th Filth: dirt or rubbish that is disgusting or excessive. Back
  20. 20. Link to QCAR Essential Learnings Year 5 Ways of working Students are able to • draw conclusions that are supported by evidence, reproducible data and established scientific concepts. • reflect on learning to identify new understandings and future applications. Knowledge and Understanding • Scientific ideas can be used to explain the development and workings of everyday items. Life and living Living things have features that determine their interactions with the environment. • Living things can be grouped according to their observable characteristics e.g. flies are insects • Reproductive processes and life cycles vary in different types of living things e.g. flies develop through stages • Living things have relationships with other living things and their environment e.g. the relationship between a fly and its surroundings is mutually beneficial BACK
  21. 21. References: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 2008, Primary connections linking science and literacy: schoolyard safari, Australian Academy of Science, Australia. QSCC 1999, Years 1-10 source book: science, Qld Gov, Brisbane The Readers Digest Association 2001, Word power dictionary, Oxford University Press, London., first cited 15/11/08, first cited 10/11/08, first cited 10/11/08, first cited 09/11/08, first cited 09/11/08 BACK Continued
  22. 22. References:, first sited 10/11/08, first sited 15/11/08, first cited 16/11/08 BACK