This lesson is about insects rather than parasites, but it teaches students about some insect parasites (e.g., mosquitoes and lice) as well as about insects in general. Students will see pictures of insects that bite and sting, and others of insects that don’t bother people. They will classify insects into “likeable” and “not-so-likeable” categories and draw pictures of insects that people like and don’t like.
Fascinated with animal feathers, scales, and shells that seem to change color when they move? Create your own naturally iridescent insect colors!
Beetles and bugs are awesome! Take a close look at crawling creatures and draw one that’s larger than life.
The student is expected to make observations using tools including hand lenses, balances, cups, and bowls.
identify characteristics that allow members of a species to survive.
1. compare adaptive characteristics of species