Insect Adaptation


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All of the following are benefits to having an exoskeleton, EXCEPT:

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1. Which of the following is an insect adaptation that has allowed them to be successful?

2. Why is having a lot of offspring advantageous for insects?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Most people don't know much about insects, aside from thinking that they're pretty gross. But insects are actually one of the most fascinating types of animals on Earth, mainly because of the number of adaptations they've evolved over their time on this planet. This assessment will test you on some facts related to insect adaptations, such as the characteristics of exoskeletons and insect reproduction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The benefits of exoskeletons
  • Some examples of beneficial adaptations
  • The advantages of numerous offspring
  • Facts about insect larvae
  • The reasons for different adaptations

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the questions to test your recollection of the characteristics of insect adaptations that you went over in the lesson
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you have accurately understood the reasons and advantages for different adaptations in insects
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of insect adaptations to answer the assessment questions on the features and benefits of specific adaptations

Additional Learning

Go over some more information on insect adaptations with the related lesson, called Insect Adaptation. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The evolution of insects
  • How insects adapt to their environment
  • Exoskeletons
  • Insect reproduction