are many different kinds of
insects in the world. Although insects are some of the smallest
"critters" around, they are also some of the strongest. Did
you know many insects can carry 50 times their own weight? That
would be like an adult person lifting two heavy cars full of
people! Come on into "Bugsville" and learn some interesting facts
|Are all lady bugs
girls? These cute little buggers are welcome in all
gardens! Meet us at this website and learn more about us!
|Did you know that to make one pound of
honey, worker bees in a hive must fly 55,000 miles and tap two million
flowers? That's a lot of buzzing around! Here's a
good place to learn more about bees. . . just
fly on in!
or Mosquito Hawk, it doesn't matter what you call them. . . they're the
same critter! There are between 400-500 species of dragonflies in
the United States alone. This website has lots of cool
information on them. To enter this website, type "hello" for the
user name and type "enter" for the password. The beautiful
pictures are worth the effort!
|Would you believe that
some queen ants can live up to
ten or even twenty years? There is a lot more to ants than meets
the eye. Crawl on in and learn lots about ants!
||Do you know what camouflage
is? Some insects use mimicry to look like something that they
really aren't. Take a look and see if you can find the insects!
|It's spring again. Flowers blooming, birds
singing, and that annoying buzzing in your ears. Yes, the
mosquitos are back! Visit this site for tips on avoiding mosquitos!
|Betcha didn't know insects could be so much fun!
Jump into this website and just go buggy. There are lots of fun activities to do
at this site!
|Many butterflies can taste with their feet to
find out whether the leaf they sit on is good food. What if you
could taste with your feet? Lots of fun butterfly
facts about bugs! This is one neat place to learn some really
interesting facts about insects.
|Would you like to make a dragonfly
of your very own? This website has easy to follow instructions
your very own mosquito hawk. The best part of all, you
don't have to feed this pet!
Today you are a research scientist studying insects. You are going on a field trip to look for different kinds of insects. Part of your mission will be bringing back a journal of the insects found on your trip. Learn where to look for insects and how to make an insect collection of your very own. If you discover a new insect species, you get to name it whatever you wish! Good luck on your jouney!!
1. Visit the insect collection website for tips on where to look for insects and different methods used for collecting them.
2. Draw a picture of one of the insects we visited in the first ten links in the section above.
3. Imagine you have discovered a new insect species no one has ever seen before! Draw a picture of this insect so the world can learn about it.
4. For each of the insects, tell Miss Tonya where you found the insect so she can "log" the information for your journal. Did you trap the insect or were you able to observe the insect on its own?
5. Give the pictures to Miss Tonya. She will publish your jounal entry with the picture you drew on the Internet!
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