Insects: Economic Importance & Control


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Which of the following describes an insect control method that uses manipulation of insect genes?

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1. Which of the following is an example of an economically beneficial insect?

2. Which of the following is a costly economic impact of mosquitoes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about the economic impact of insects with this worksheet/quiz. Answer questions on topics such as the manipulation of DNA with regard to insect control and an insect with economic benefits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These key points will be considered via the quiz:

  • How mosquitos can have a costly impact on the economy
  • Pest control that doesn't do any harm to the environment
  • Insect that causes serious economic impact on cotton crops

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the economic impact of insects
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as how insects are harmful to the economy and how they can benefit the economy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ways insects can be controlled

Additional Learning

To learn more about insects, review the accompanying lesson entitled Insects: Economic Importance & Control. You'll be taught about these topics:

  • How many species of insects are on the planet
  • Why insects are important to human beings
  • Various problems insects contribute to society
  • What pesticides and insecticides are