Cray Cray about Arthropods

Melissa Chiu Mitcham 2

Objectives

Students will learn about the respiratory system of an arthropod. They'll learn all about arthropods and even some interesting facts with pictures to give them more of a visual image.

Background Information

Caelifera, also known as grasshopper, love dry open areas with lots of grass to camouflage in. They are herbivores so they eat plants, their predators are rodents, other insects, birds and frogs. A grasshopper's niche in a environment is in cultivated crops and rangeland grasses in the semi-arid regions. The most important adaptation for the grasshopper is their hind legs, they propel them up and forward a great distance!
Grasshopper Dissection
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Extra Information

Grasshopper's have ears on their bellies. Grasshoppers cause billions of dollars in damage to food crops annually, worldwide. If you don't have protein in your area, you can always eat these critters. Grasshoppers, like bees, were here in the dinosaur age even before! Grasshoppers can leap 20x their body, they catapult themselves in the air. Yet they also have wings, so they can fly. They only live 50 days, which is pretty long considering butterflies live for about a month. They grow up to five inches, and their annoying noise is made by rubbing their legs or wings together.