Harmful Insects: Lesson for Kids


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What did Jason Schmidt contribute to our understanding of insects?

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1. What does an entomologist study?

2. Which answer correctly pairs an insect to the harm it causes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What kind of harm can some insects cause? In what ways do some insects defend themselves? You should be prepared to answer these types of questions when you use this quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you take this quiz, you will be asked about:

  • Jason Schmidt's contribution to the understanding of insects
  • What entomologists study
  • Specific insects and the harm they can cause
  • Insects that bite humans
  • In what ways insects can defend themselves

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the link between certain insects and the harm they cause
  • Information recall - remember what Jason Schmidt did to understand insects
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about entomologists and insect defenses

Additional Learning

If it bugs you that you don't know enough about this topic, you can learn more by using the lesson called Harmful Insects: Lesson for Kids. The lesson is designed to teach you:

  • The body segments of insects
  • How insects like tsetse flies and ticks can harm us
  • Which insects bite and sting