National Middle School Science Standards
entomology, arthropod, adaptations, niches, competition, life cycles
- Defining characteristics of arthropods
- Adaptations of arthropods for survival
- Life cycles of insects and other arthropods
- Ecology of arthropods
- Technology used by entomologists
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
The Adaptations of Insects and Other Arthropods teaching resources support students in meeting the following middle school NGSS Performance Expectations:
MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
MS-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
MS-LS4-3 Analyze displays of pictorial data to compare patterns of similarities in the embryological development across multiple species to identify relationships not evident in the fully formed anatomy.
MS-LS4-4 Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals' probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.