Questions for Leading Discussions, Quizzes or Independent Investigation

Questions for Leading Discussions, Quizzes or Independent Investigation

  1. What is an insect? How do insects differ from their close relatives?
  2. What is the name of the group of animals that contains insects and their relatives?
  3. What are insects' three body regions? To what region are the legs and wings attached?
  4. Where is an insect's skeleton? What function does it serve?
  5. How do insects grow'? Do they all grow in the same way? What is the word for the changing in form as an insect grows? What are the life stages of an insect with complete metamorphosis?
  6. What is entomology'? What does the study include? What are some occupations for which a knowledge of entomology is useful? What are some areas of specialization in entomology?
  7. Insecticides are often used to control insects. What are some important things to know about insecticides? What are some other methods for controlling insect pests?
  8. What are some ways in which insects are pests?
  9. How are insects beneficial?
  10. Insects use camouflage and mimicry to protect themselves from enemies. What is the difference between these two terms?
  11. What are some other ways insects protect themselves from their enemies? What animals are enemies of insects?
  12. Are insects warm-blooded or cold-blooded (technical terms: homeothermic and poikilothermic)? What happens to insects in winter? Where do they come from the following summer? What do some insects do when the weather is too hot for them?
  13. What is the difference between hibernation and aestivation? How do these habits help the survival of insects?