Front View of an Insect (Grasshopper) Head
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This illustrated guide to a grasshopper's head is designed to help students recognize and learn the many parts found on an insect's head. The single Web page, which can be easily printed for use at field sites or in the lab, also includes a short description for the following labeled parts:
- compound eye
Less than 1 period
Supplement a study of biodiversity with an activity drawn from this illustrated guide of a grasshopper head.
- Distribute copies of Front View of an Insect (Grasshopper) Head to students.
- Divide the class into small groups, assigning one of more of the parts to each group—for example, palps or mandible.
- Have the students research grasshoppers, focusing on the role their assigned parts play in the insect's survival, and then report their findings to the class.