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Learning Objectives

Lesson #2 -- Importance of Insects


  1. Explain what roles insects play in the cycling of energy and nutrients in the biosphere.
  2. Compare the distribution and abundance of the Class Insecta to that of other common groups of vertebrates and invertebrates.
  3. Describe at least six ways humans derive benefits from the activities of insects.
  4. Name five insects that produce commercially valuable products used by humans.
  5. List at least six examples of references to insects in human culture (art, literature, etc.).
  6. Identify at least six characteristics of insects that contribute to their dominance and abundance on Earth.