A. Organized Body Made of One or More Cells - Jameira S.

Arthopods have an exoskeleton, antennae and eyes, and a mouth. All insects have six legs.

B. Obtain and Use Energy - Erika T.

When insects eat, their muscles and organs get bigger. Insects cells get oxygen from a hollow tube called trachae. Insects eat plants, blood of other animals, nectar,
decaying materials, wood and clothes. Insects have very complex mouth parts. Some insects have large mandibles for chewing. Butterflies and honey bees have
a body part called siphons for obtaining nectar from the flowers.
Many insects capture their prey by hunting and killing other insects. When some insects are hunting they can use chemical weapons instead of physical weapons like big jaws. For example, hunting wasps, have stingers with powerful chemicals. This could paralyze or even kill its victim.

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C. Reproduce - Erika T.

Females insects lay eggs during the breeding season. (Watch the video of a ladybug laying eggs from minute 1:45 to 2:57) When the insects search for mates, they have many diffrent ways of courtship. They display different colors, flap their wings, stroke antenna, stomp feet, and give off scents called pheromones. The male insects use their antennae to detect these scents in the air.

D.Grow and Develop - Chris H.

Insects have two ways to grow and develop: incomplete or complete metamorphosis. Grasshoppers grow up with incomplete metamorphosis, which is when they start as eggs, hatch into nymphs, and grow into adults. The nymph looks like the adult. Complete metamorphosis has more changes. The egg hatches into larva (caterpillars), which turn into pupa and then into the adult. Bees, antster, and butterflies all go through this process.


E. Respond to Stimuli - Jameira S.

most insects havecoumpound eyes its when their eyes have seprate sections they fracture together and show a mosaic like veiw it does not give them a clear view but they can see small movment.
most insects can hear.Their ears are thin patches of thin, flexible, skinlike, cutical somtimes their found in diffrent places knees on grasshpers and abdomen of cockroches often theese ears detect only the mating calls of theese insects own kind.
Antennae= the antennae or feelers have several senses they can feel and touch objects and tiny movement or vibrations they can detect wind and water currents they can feel odors floatin in the airhe air.

F. Exchange gases with environment - Chris H.

Insects have spiracles, which are little holes that their gases come through. They breathe in air this way. They need to breath to live.



I got my information mostly from the green tiger textbook, a bilogy textbook and a thin book on insects on how they mate and everything.