Praying Mantis: Facts & Life Cycle Video


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A praying mantis has _____ compound eyes and _____ simple eyes.

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1. A praying mantis is a unique insect in that it can rotate its head how far?

2. What is the casing that protects the eggs called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your knowledge of the life stages of a praying mantis will be assessed in this quiz and worksheet. You will need to be familiar with the anatomy as well as the lifespan of a typical praying mantis to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following topics regarding the praying mantis:

  • Anatomy
  • Protective covering of their eggs
  • Life stages
  • Typical lifespan

Skills Practiced

The skills students will practice include:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the lifespan and stages of a praying mantis
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the anatomy of the praying mantis and interpret it accurately
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the praying mantis

Additional Learning

To learn more about the praying mantis, review the accompanying lesson, Praying Mantis: Facts & Life Cycle. Objectives covered include:

  • Understand the anatomy of the praying mantis
  • Know their diet
  • Explain life stages of this insect