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Insects Powerpoint

  1. 1. What is an Insect? Whitney Hewitt ED 205
  2. 2. Links <ul><li>The Basics </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics of an Insect </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Different Kinds of Insects </li></ul><ul><li>Species </li></ul><ul><li>Size Doesn’t Matter </li></ul><ul><li>The Life of an Insect </li></ul><ul><li>Insects in Motion </li></ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Map </li></ul>Quit
  3. 3. <ul><li>An insect is a very small animal with certain characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Most insects walk, but some can fly or jump </li></ul>Quit The Basics
  4. 4. Insect Characteristics <ul><li>All Insects have an exoskeleton </li></ul><ul><li>They have three main body parts: thorax , abdomen , and head </li></ul><ul><li>Insects also have a pair of antennae on the top of their heads </li></ul><ul><li>Insects have compound eyes, three pairs of legs and many have two pairs of wings, but not all </li></ul>Quit
  5. 5. Vocabulary <ul><li>Abdomen – the posterior (farthest to the rear) section of an insect’s body </li></ul><ul><li>Antennae – little feelers on top of the insect’s head that help them receive messages, sound, and motion </li></ul><ul><li>Thorax – the middle section of an insect’s body </li></ul>Quit
  6. 6. Vocabulary continued <ul><li>Invertebrate – animals that do not have a backbone. The exoskeleton is the reason insects do no need a backbone. </li></ul><ul><li>Exoskeleton – the hard shell-like covering on the outside of the body </li></ul>Quit
  7. 7. Vocabulary continued <ul><li>Arthropods - any invertebrate animal with an exoskeleton and segmented body, and jointed appendages in pairs </li></ul><ul><li>Arachnids – any various arthropod that has four pairs of segmented legs, and a body divided into two regions </li></ul>Quit
  8. 8. Different Kinds of Insects <ul><li>Ants, Grasshoppers, Butterflies, Beetles, and Spiders are a few of the insects you are probably familiar with </li></ul><ul><li>There are over 700,000 different species of insects that are known, and still more are being discovered </li></ul>Quit
  9. 9. <ul><li>These species are categorized into a large group called Arthropods </li></ul><ul><li>Spiders and scorpions are placed into a group called Arachnids inside of the Arthropods </li></ul>Quit Species
  10. 10. Size Doesn’t Matter <ul><li>Most insects are quite small, but this doesn’t mean they are at a disadvantage </li></ul><ul><li>An ant is able to carry 20 or more times its own weight, and the bumblebee can carry up to 300 times its own weight! </li></ul>Quit
  11. 11. The Life of an Insect <ul><li>Insects still need food, water, and air to live just like we do </li></ul><ul><li>The life span of an insect however, depending on the type, can range from one day to fifty years! </li></ul>Quit
  12. 12. Insects in Motion <ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Video2 </li></ul>Quit
  13. 13. Author <ul><li>Hello, my name is Whitney Hewitt. I am a student here at Grand Valley State University, and I am majoring in Special Education Psychology. I plan on pursuing a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology after I graduate. I am the youngest of four, and the only girl. </li></ul><ul><li>My email </li></ul>Quit
  14. 14. Resources <ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.reachoutmichigan.org </li></ul><ul><li>http:// mcwdn.org </li></ul><ul><li>http:// dictionary.com </li></ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.images.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>http://youtube.com </li></ul>Quit
  15. 15. Concept Map Quit

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