Presentation on theme: "FACTS An Informational Powerpoint for Elementary Students"— Presentation transcript:
1 FACTS An Informational Powerpoint for Elementary Students Created by Heather Galligan
2 Everything you want to know about Ladybugs… The BasicsBody PartsHabitatFoods they eatLadybugs as FoodLife CycleFun FactsHotlist of Ladybug Resources
3 LADYBUG BASICS There are about 5,000 different kinds Ladybugs are insectsThey are a type of beetle – and are sometimes called LadybeetlesThey are usually red or orange with black spots or black with red spotted wings
4 LADYBUG BODY PARTS Six jointed legs One pair of antennas 3 body sectionsHeadThoraxAbdomenantennaheadlegsthoraxabdomen
5 LADYBUG HABITATS Fields Forests Grasslands Gardens Inside People’s HomesHabitat – a place where animals live and grow
6 WHAT DO LADYBUGS EAT? Aphids are ladybugs’ favorite food. an aphid They also help farmers by eating other garden pests.
7 LADYBUGS AS FOOD? Birds enjoy eating ladybugs. Ladybugs avoid predators byPlaying deadMaking a bad tasting and smelling chemicalPredator – an animal that huntsand eats another animals
8 LADYBUG LIFE CYCLE 1st stage – egg (hatches after 3-7 days) 2nd stage – larva (2-4 weeks)3rd stage – pupa (5-7 days)4th stage – adult (a few months)
9 FUN FACTS Their wings flap 85 times per second Their spots fade as they get olderThey hibernate and live off stored fatMales are smaller than females4 ladybugs were sent to space for an experiment in and survived!
10 LADYBUG HOTLISTThis Enchanted Learning Link has tons of facts about ladybugsand exciting activities related to ladybugs.This site by Mrs. Seagraves has a ton of information, activities, and resources about ladybugs.You can find tons of info and activities on this Ladybug Website created by Jerrie S. Cheeks.