Insects

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Insects

  1. 1. INSECTS<br />
  2. 2. Insects<br /><ul><li>Insects are everywhere!
  3. 3. Insects belong to the arthropod family.
  4. 4. All insects have six legs!</li></li></ul><li>
  5. 5. Bet You Didn’t Know….<br />
  6. 6. Insects make up half of all living things in the world!<br />
  7. 7. That means…<br />
  8. 8. There are more than a million known species of insects, and there are many more waiting to be discovered!<br />
  9. 9. It is estimated that there are about ten quintillion insects alive at any time or there are 40 million insects in an area the size of a football field.<br />
  10. 10. Are all insects arthropods?<br />
  11. 11. NO!!!!!!!<br />
  12. 12. How Do You Know?<br />
  13. 13. <ul><li>All Insects have six legs!!
  14. 14. Insects do not have bones or a skeleton. They have an exoskeleton, which is a rigid skin.</li></ul>Six Legs<br />
  15. 15. Insects have body parts just like a human…<br />
  16. 16. Insects have three basic body parts: a head, a thorax, and an abdomen.<br />
  17. 17. Some insects have their thorax and abdomen covered by wings. This makes it difficult to see the body parts.<br />
  18. 18. JUST REMEMBER….<br />
  19. 19. All Insects have SIX Legs!!!!<br />
  20. 20. The Head<br />
  21. 21. <ul><li>Insects have eyes, antennae, and a mouth.
  22. 22. With their antennae, insects can detect sound, smells, and vibrations.</li></li></ul><li>Bet You Didn’t Know….<br />
  23. 23. Insects have eyes that have thousands of lenses. This means they have a very wide field of vision, which allows them to see all angles. It keeps predators from being able to sneak up on them!<br />
  24. 24. Not all insects mouths are the same…<br />
  25. 25. Some insects drink their food. <br />Some insects chew and swallow their food.<br />
  26. 26. The Thorax<br />
  27. 27. The thorax is divided into three parts. Each part contains a pair of legs. The legs are used to jump, swim, grab, or dig.<br />
  28. 28. Wings are located on the abdomen as well. Not all insects have wings. However, most insects have four wings, or two pairs. Some may only have one pair.<br />
  29. 29. Bet You Didn’t Know….<br />
  30. 30. Worker ants do not have wings. However, the queen ant is born with wings. She sheds them after she forms a colony.<br />
  31. 31. The Abdomen<br />
  32. 32. The abdomen contains the insects respiration, digestion, and reproduction systems. <br />Some may contain organs such as stingers.<br />
  33. 33. Bet You Didn’t Know….<br />
  34. 34. Insects don’t have noses. They breath through the openings on the sides in their abdomen! <br />
  35. 35. Now You Can Recognize…<br />
  36. 36. INSECTS!!!<br />

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