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S: Guess My Insect

BC: This is a book created so that you will be using observations and making inferences to identify our insects.

FC: GUESS MY INSECT By Mandy, Hanna, Sam P., Sam N., and Asher

1: This book is dedicated to the first grade Eagles

3: Table Of Contents | Introduction 4 Insect fun facts 5 Chapter one 6-11 Chapter two 12-19 Chapter three 20-26 Chapter four 27-31 Chapter five 32-37 Works cited 38 Notes from the authors 39

4: Welcome to our book of insects. We are the fourth grade students of Arcola Elementary. We collaborated with an IPFW education student through Skype to construct and write this book for the first grade students of Arcola Elementary. This book was designed to teach you about the five insects we caught and studied during our ten week insect unit. All of the photos and drawings in this book were taken and drawn by the fourth grade students. Through Skype we were able to connect with an IPFW student to write this book by sharing screens and talking on microphones.

5: Fun Insect Facts | Q: What is the heaviest insect? A: The African goliath beetle can weigh up to 3.4 oz. Q: What's the fastest insect? A: Sphinx moths, or hawk moths, have been measured at 53km/h, however, a horsefly was recently clocked at 145 km/h. More research needs to be done in order to determine the fastest insect. Q: How many insects are there in the world? A: Erik J. van Nieukerken has made a scientific estimate that there are 1,017,018 species of insects in the world.

6: Guess My Name | The elytra are the main parts of the shell that cover the wings. The elytra is also the colored part of the shell with the black spots.

7: The pronotum is responsible for protecting the head area. The pronotum has two large spots of white on it that get bigger when it gets frightened.

8: The wings are flat strips of material used for flying. Under the elytra are my wings.

9: The antenna is used to check where aphids are so this insect may eat them.

10: This insect is a ladybug.

12: Guess My Name | I use my proboscis to drink nectar and other liquids. Most of the adults of my species drink nectar.

13: I use my wings to fly. My wings have powder on them and if you rub it off, I won't be able to fly.

14: My legs are for walking and hanging onto blades of grass.

15: My abdomen is soft and I am very delicate.

16: My eyes are for seeing. My eyes allow me to see multiple things.

17: My head includes my probocias antenna and my eyes.

19: Through all of these observations, you discover, I'm a moth!

20: Guess My Name | My legs are small and skinny but my back legs are stronger and bigger.On my legs there are little spikes, but don't be afraid of them.They just help me cling onto things like trees and leaves.

21: My wings are leaf-like for camouflage.Did you know that when I fly I use a pair of hidden wings under my visible wings and can flap them very fast to get out of trouble.

22: My abdomen is located under my wings. My abdomen carries my food. On my abdomen is the ovipositor, where my eggs come out.

23: My antenna help me feel around. If one of my friends call to me, my antenna will move around to locate the sound.

24: I have gray-green eyes. I use them for self defense against predators.

25: My feet have a sticky substance on them that help me hold onto things.

26: I am a leaf bug or katydid!

27: Guess My Name | I make noise with my wings to attract females. I make this noise by flashing or snapping my wings. My wings also help me glide.

28: My long legs help me jump. I can jump higher than my own body length.

29: My antennae help me sense objects. My antennae of course, are on my head.

30: I have a large set of compound eyes on my head. With these compound eyes, I can see multiple objects from multiple angles. These eyes are one of my strongest defensive weapons because I can easily see predators. My ocelli are the three small dots on my head.

31: If you guessed cricket you would be wrong, if you guessed grasshopper, you are correct!

32: Guess My Name | My wings might be camouflaged to hide me from predators.

33: My legs are very small but used for a great deal of walking and climbing.

34: My abdomen appears to have rib-like indentions.

35: I have two antennae on my head. My antenna are also used for sensing what is around me.

36: My head is about half the size of my body. My eyes are directly behind my antenna.

37: If you guessed stinkbug you are correct!

38: Works cited | 225 Species In Full Color Insects A Guide to Familiar American Insects

39: Notes from the Authors | Hanna-- "My insect was the stinkbug. I had a lot of fun making this book." Sam N--"I had fun with my moth. Using the digital microscope was fun." Sam P-- "I had lots of fun with my ladybug, although, I found picture taking difficult because the ladybug was active." Mandy-- "It was fun with my leaf bug except when he stopped moving, I was afraid." Asher-- "My insect was the grasshopper and I had fun using skype and mixbook. I had a great time throughout the whole thing, even though it took some time."

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