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FC: The Insect Reports! By: Ms. Gorowicz's 2nd Grade Class Spring 2010

1: The Insect Reports! | Written By: Ms. Gorowicz's 2nd Grade Literacy Class~Spring 2010 | This 2nd grade project meets the following standards: Selects and reads a variety of text *Reads a variety of genre including fiction, non-fiction and poetry Uses writing process effectively for a variety of purposes and audiences *Uses graphic organizers *Produces personal narrative, friendly letter and report Uses information from a variety of sources *Selects topic and identifies sources of information with teacher support *Conducts simple search *Organizes information with graphic organizer Life Science *Describes the habitat needs, structures, behavior, and life cycles of common insects Science as a particular way of knowing *Distinguishes between fiction and non-fiction science books From: http://www.adams12.org/files/curriculum/report_card_curriculum.pdf

2: All about Bees By: Kim Whoa, what was that yellow thing? It's a bee! Did you know that bumblebees and honeybees are the best known? Well, they are. All different bees nest in lots of different ways. Did you also know that bees get nectar from flowers and bring in to the hive? Then they make the nectar into honey inside the hive. Honeybees live with thousands of others in a huge group. Bees fight their enemies and care for their young. A bee has three body parts: a head, thorax and an abdomen. I would really like to be a bee!

3: Wow, Aphids! By: Phaze Wow, what's that green thing? Aphids are a green, red, purple, white or brown insect that feed on sap from leaves and stems of plants. These bugs are mostly found on plants, trees and flowers. They have a soft-body and are often called plant lice. These pests can be winged or wingless when they are adults. Aphids live in colonies. The aphid belongs to a family called Aphidoidea.

4: The Ants Go Marching By: Yulissa Did you know that all insects have a head, thorax and an abdomen? Well they do, but there is more to ants than that. When the ants walk in their colony (house) they march in a line. They have sharp jaws that can take a praying mantises head off. They only do that when they're fighting though. I wish one day I could become an ant and that I was the only girl so I could be the queen!

5: The Silver One By: Star Today I am going to tell you about and interesting insect that is silver. It moves fast like a race car, but this insect doesn't live outside. It lives indoors in dark corners. It has a few favorite foods like paper, glue, and spilled food. Its body is made of tiny scales. This insect is a pest! It is the weirdest insect I have ever seen. Maybe I can get a pet silverfish someday!

6: Amazing Lady Bugs By: Brittany Do you want to hear about my cool insect? First I’m going to tell you about how they are sometimes called ladybirds and lady beetles. Do you know what it is? It's a ladybug. They help gardens and farms. They are a kind of beetle. They have three body parts: the head, thorax and don't forget about the abdomen. They have two antennas and compound eyes as well. Do you want to hear what they eat? Take a guess-they eat aphids. The last thing I’m going to tell you is that they have hard bodies and they are cold blooded. Another thing to know is that they have 4 wings. Hopefully you liked learning about ladybugs as much as I did.

7: Crickets By: Nicolas Hi, do you want to learn about crickets with me? Crickets are an insect with a head, a thorax and an abdomen. Did you know that crickets make noises at night? I didn't! Sometimes they don't let you sleep because they make so much noise. During the day they hide so that they don't get stepped on. Crickets rock!

8: All about Cicadas By: Leslie Wow, I think I just saw a cicada fly by. “I almost had a heart attack you mean little cicada!” Cicadas are flying insects that are brown, black, or bright colored. Male cicadas sing in the summer to find a mate. The females choose a twig to lay their eggs on. The nymphs, or baby cicadas, grow slowly underground and they shed their skin many times. Cicadas have two big eyes and three small eyes. I really wish I was a cicada, but I know I’m not; maybe one day I will become a cicada.

9: Cool Praying Mantises By: Samuel What was that? It was a praying mantis. The praying mantis is an insect. Did you know that they have 4 wings? They are also all different colors. They protect themselves with their legs that are covered in spikes. There are all kinds of praying mantises. I think I want to become a praying mantis.

10: All about Bees By: Jason Whoa! What was that yellow and black thing? It was a bee. I love bees because they help our flowers make more seeds. I never saw a bee before. A bee's life cycle goes like this: egg, young larva, full-grown larva, pupa, worker, drone and queen. I also learned something new, honeybees and bumblebees are the best-known. Also, bees fight their enemies and take care of the young. I also learned that the queen makes 300-400 eggs at a time. I would like to maybe be a bee someday!

11: Wonderful Meal Worms By: Brooklyn I am going to tell you about meal worms. A meal worm starts as an egg. In a couple weeks the egg hatches into a meal worm larva. The mealw orm molts its skin 9-20 times before it turns into a pupa. Once the meal worm comes out of the pupa it is a beetle. The beetle has two hard wings to keep it safe. When the meal worm is in the pupa it looks dead, but it's not. Meal worms eat sticks, leaves, grasses, and other dead insects. Meal worms like to live in logs, rocks, animal burrows, and stored grain. Meal worms enemies are rodents, lizards, predatory beetles and snakes. The last thing I learned about mealworms is that there are over 350,000 species of beetles. I hope you enjoyed learning about meal worms. Meal worms rock!

12: Light-up Fireflies By: Amy Do you want to hear about fireflies? The first thing is they have two antennas to feel and smell with. They have a thorax, an abdomen, and don't forget about a head. They also have flat bodies. Fireflies have 4 wings; one set is under the hard wings on top. Under both of the sets of wings it has a light. Fireflies mix chemicals so they can have more gas for their light. Sometimes males flash their light to attract females. When males want females to come they blink at them and she blinks back. They flash their light when they're in danger too! If they get tired they will rest on plants. Fireflies love to eat earthworms and snails. They eat slimy stuff...yuck! But, they're still cool!

13: Amazing Walking Sticks By: Anayeli Do you want to know about walking sticks? They are the longest insect in the whole world. They are about four inches long, but some walking sticks are seven inches long. There are more than 2,500 kinds of walking sticks. They can even grow new legs, they are so awesome! They can do a lot of cool things like camouflage with a branch. It would be cool if I were one, maybe one day I will be a walking stick.

14: Stick Bug or Walking Stick: Are They the Same Thing? By: Rey Hi! Do you want to learn about walking sticks? Walking sticks have 3 body parts, the body parts are the head, thorax and abdomen. They have 6 legs, 2 antenna's and walk slowly. Most walking sticks are gray, brown or green. They are found in the forest. The walking stick is long and thin. They walk at night and look like a stick in the branches. If you like the walking stick why don't you go the rain forest and try to find one. Good luck!

15: Super Water Beetles By: Cristal Hi there, would you like to learn about diving beetles? Did you know a diving beetle is an insect? A diving beetle has a sticky body to help it catch food. If you see a football think about a diving beetles shell. Its shell looks just like a football. When the diving beetle makes its habitat it means that it is ready to lay eggs. A diving beetle has yellow on its thorax and the rest is black. The diving beetle eats frogs and fish. Last, they use their wings to fly. So, did you learn a lot about diving beetles? I sure hope so.

16: Colorful Moths By: Jhovanna Can you see at night? Moths can because that's when they fly. Moths are insects with hairy antenna's. I learned something new about moths; I learned that they have 4 wings; I thought that they only had 2. The cotton ball moth feeds on cotton seed pods and can damage plants. Geometrids are weak-flying moths. I wish I could become a moth!

17: All about Cicadas By: Sabina I just learned a lot about cicadas so I am going to tell you all about them! Cicadas are brown, black, and bright colors. They have two big eyes and three more small eyes in the middle of the big eyes. They can also jump. Male cicadas make a buzzing noise to call female cicadas. Male cicadas sing in the summer when female cicadas are ready to lay eggs. Females choose a twig and cuts a small slit in it to lay her eggs. They nymphs (babies) grow underground and shed their skin many times. Cicadas are best known for their acoustic signals, or songs.

18: Wasps Can Sting By: Jimena My insect is a wasp. I chose the wasp because it can sting you. Wasps smell and feel with their antennas. Most wasps eat nectar from flowers. Some wasps make paper by chewing wood. Wasps build small nests out of mud. Young wasps hatch and grow inside the nests. One good thing is that wasps like to eat pests. Yellow jackets are also a type of wasp with a mean sting. Don't wasps have a wonderful life?

19: Amazing Termites By: Sydney Termites, termites, termites, I just can’t take it anymore! A termite starts a new colony and then they are made the king or queen of that colony. When termites fly to find another colony their wings fall off. Also, they use their saliva and spit to build hills. Female termites build their nests in dirt or wood. Termites dig many tunnels and rooms. Termites are so amazing, I just might turn into one.

20: Cool Flies By: Koby Flies, flies, flies! Flies are a type of insect that unlike some others have 800 eyes and they bite other animals. Flies are like other insects too because they have a head, a thorax and an abdomen. They get eaten by lots of other insects and animals. Flies can make animals itch and they bother people too. Even though we have to kill I think that they are still really cool.

21: Cool Grasshoppers By: Brian Hi, I’m going to tell you all about an insect called a grasshopper. They have six legs, three body parts: a head, thorax and abdomen. They even have compound eyes and two antennas, how cool is that! They use their back legs to jump and to hear. Some grasshoppers have long antennas and some don't. They have strong jaws they use to chew. Grasshoppers eat grass and plants. Some grasshoppers use their wings to chirp. Their color is green and they are the size of a child's finger. Grasshoppers live almost everywhere, but not where it is cold. I hope I turn into a cool grasshopper one day!

22: Amazing Moths By: Israel I’m getting tired of my real life; I wish I could see what it was like to be all different types of moths. Cotton ball moths feed on cotton seed pods and can damage plants. Another type of moth is the Geometrid moth. It is a weak-flying moth. Their caterpillars are known as inch worms, or looper's, because of the loop they make as they move. The white-lined sphinx moths use their antennas to smell flowers at night. Did you know that all yellow moths have a 3/5 inch wing span? A bee sphinx moth plunges its long tongue deep into a flower to drink nectar. This type of moth has a broad –striped body and no scales on its wings which makes it look amazingly like a bee. Most moths, including the bee sphinx, fly by day, not by night. I wish I could be at least one of the types of moths.

23: Light-able Fireflies By: MJ Wow! Something just lit up behind my head while it was flying. I knew it was a firefly because it has 3 main body parts: a head, thorax and abdomen. They also have 2 antennas, 6 legs, and 4 wings as well. Fireflies have two soft wings and two hard wings. Well, back to what I was saying. When fireflies are in danger they light up. At night female fireflies find male fireflies. A fireflies light is sometimes called a lantern. I wish I could light up like a firefly!

24: Amazing Praying Mantises By: Jaelyn WOW! I just saw a praying mantis! At first I didn't know what it was until I saw how sharp its claws were. Praying mantises have sharp claws behind their hands. Did you know that praying mantises can look like a lot of things like flowers, wood, or even grass. Don't you like praying mantises?

25: What Mosquitoes Do By: Yadeli I just hate mosquitoes because all they do is bite you! Want to hear some more? Female mosquitoes eat and drink blood. They have six legs, three body parts, two antennae, and compound eyes. They lay their eggs in the water. If I was a mosquito I would try not to bite people!

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