Welcome to our Insect Power Point Presentation By the Second Grade Students of C17 Goodnoe Elementary School June 14, 2013
About our Projects One day we found a strange insect while we were at Goodnoe. We wanted to find out more about the insect so we looked in nonfiction books and on the internet to learn about it. We took notes to keep track of what we read. We made many projects with the information we learned. One of them is a power point presentation we will present to you. Later we will share our research reports, diagrams, riddles, trading cards, and models with you too. We are glad you are here and hope you learn a lot about insects today.
Main body parts are the head, thorax and abdomen 4 wings, 5 eyes, 6 legs, 2 antennas Size: 1/2-3/4 inches Colors: black, orange, green, yellow, or gray Special features- pollen basket and only females have stingers
Complete metamorphosis stages- egg, larva pupa, and adult Light colored eggs 1-3 days to hatch Eggs laid in brood cells
Social insects Vibrate for warmth Eat royal jelly Hive Deadly Proboscis
Magnificent Monarch Katie Peterson Sara Wojciehowski
Physical Description of a Butterfly Main body parts: head,2 antennae, compound eyes, thorax, 4 wings, spiracles, abdomen Size 4 inches Proboscis for a mouth It is red, orange, blue, green, yellow, indigo, and violet
Life cycle of a Butterfly Complete metamorphosis Egg-green or yellow Larva- turns poisonous when it eats leaves Pupa- goes to sleep inside the pupa Adult- can’t fly when it comes out of pupa until the next day
Fun Facts About the Butterfly Migrates farther than any other butterfly Only poisonous to birds Nectar gives them energy to fly Butterflies taste with their feet You can find them almost everywhere The monarch can live to 10 months
The Fantastic Firefly Christina Erckert And Danielle Pressing
Physical description of a firefly Head, thorax, abdomen, Two pairs of wings, six legs, two antennae, and it`s black or tan. ¾ of an inch Fireflies have mandibles to chew with Fireflies have a chemical that comes out of there abdomen that makes light.
Life cycle and mating of a firefly Complete metamorphosis Egg, larva, pupa, adult Mate by flashing light Eggs are yellow and take 28 days to hatch Female lays them in loose, damp soil
Fun Facts About Fireflies Larva live underwater Males squirt liquid Eat pollen, insects, snails, slugs, earthworms Helpful to the environment Bad for the flowers Toads, spiders, frogs, fish, insects, and birds eat them
Researched by: Matthew Mannino And Ava Mount MAGNIFICENT MOSQUITO
Head, thorax, abdomen Brown and gray 2 wings 2 compound eyes Size: half an inch to three quarters of an inch Tiny claws on their legs Tube like mouth PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION OF A MOSQUITO
Complete metamorphosis Eggs, larvae, pupa, adults They gather to form a swarm, there they mate Egg raft are yellow and brown They hatch in two days LIFECYCLE AND MATING OF A MOSQUITO
Kill more than one million people each year Males suck nectar for energy Females suck blood for 250 eggs Mosquito bites itch because all humans are allergic to their saliva which females use to bite Lot of things eat them It flies away from their predators. FUN FACTS ABOUT MOSQUITOES
Magnificent Mantis Researched By: Luke Fezzuoglio And Ella McAleer
Physical Description of a Praying Mantis Head: mouth, 2 antenna, 2 eyes Thorax Abdomen Size: 2-6 inches, antenna:1-2 inches Special Features: color pink, yellow, brown, green, white Special Features: the female is bigger than the male
Life cycle and mating of a Praying Mantis Incomplete metamorphosis Egg Nymph Adult Male attracts by jumping on female’s back
Fun facts about the praying mantis Praying mantis eat grasshoppers, mice, salamanders, and even HUMMING BIRDS! Praying mantis can see 18 meters above them, they can get ready to attack. Their triangle heads can almost turn in a complete circle. Wasps, bats and some birds eat the praying mantis. In the fall the female lays up to 1,000 eggs.
Zachary Goines, Caden Smith and Tanner Williamson THE TERRIBLE TERMITE
Main body parts: head, thorax, and abdomen, no eyes, 2 antennas, and 4 wings 1 to 5 inches PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE TERMITE
Incomplete metamorphosis: egg, nymph, adult Alates fly to a new home and mate It takes three weeks for eggs to hatch The king fertilizes the eggs LIFE CYCLE AND MATING OF A TERMITE
Eats food like humans Termites are related to cockroaches Only the king and queen have eyes Harmful Termites are social Workers feed the soldiers Some termite soldiers spray chemicals at ants to drive them away FUN FACTS ABOUT THE TERMITE
Credits Second Grade Research Teams: Ant … Karen & Stephen Bee … Sam & Sebastian Butterfly … Katie and Sara Cricket … Jonathan & Devon Dragonfly … Bria & Kiera Firefly … Christina & Danielle Grasshopper … Christopher & Ronald Ladybug … Kelly & Logan Mosquito … Matthew & Ava Praying Mantis … Luke & Ella Termite … Zachary, Caden, & Tanner
- Credits Continued A big thank you to all of the parents that helped with our insect projects. Thank you for finding insect facts with us. Thank you for typing our reports. Thank you for helping proofread our projects. Thank you for helping us make our insect models.
A Special Note To All Parents: We feel truly blessed to have worked with your children this year. It has been an amazing journey. Your children have made tremendous progress and have grown in so many ways. We are very proud of them, as you can be too. Please stop by and visit in future years – We’d love to know how things are going. Love, Miss Schaefer, Mrs. Hill, and Mrs. Falkow
Thank you for coming. Here’s what will happen next: (1) Guests - Please put folding chairs away in hall. Students – stand behind your desks (2) Insect Scavenger Hunt for guests. (Visit all 11 insect groups and collect a trading card from each one. Ask questions from the pink sheet.) (3) Help yourself to some refreshments in the hall. (4) Check out the insect work: Research report (in hallway) Insect diagrams, models, poems, riddles, and trading cards (on desks) Parents please take student’s insect work, writing portfolios, and shopping bags home when you leave. Thank you again for coming. If you want to take your child home with you, a sign out sheet is outside the door.