Endangered Insects Got Talent
Join us on a quest to find the most talented endangered insect.
Maximum Group Size Per Show: 90 people
K, 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12
Academic Standard Strand:
Nature of Science & Engineering
Earth & Space Science
View connections to Minnesota Academic Standards
Academic Standard - Science 0.4.1.1.2
Identify the external parts of a variety of plants and animals including humans. For example: Heads, legs, eyes and ears on humans and animals, flowers, stems and roots on many plants.
Academic Standard - Science 184.108.40.206.1
1. The Nature of Science and Engineering
Observe that many living and nonliving things are made of parts and that if a part is missing or broken, they may not function properly.
Academic Standard - Science 220.127.116.11.1
Describe and sort animals into groups in many ways, according to their physical characteristics and behaviors.
Academic Standard - Science 18.104.22.168.1
Recognize that animals need space, water, food, shelter and air.
Academic Standard - Science 22.214.171.124.2
Describe ways in which an animal's habitat provides for its basic needs. For example: Compare students' houses with animal habitats.
Academic Standard - Science 126.96.36.199.2
Identify common groups of plants and animals using observable physical characteristics, structures and behaviors. For example: Sort animals into groups such as mammals and amphibians based on physical characteristics. Another example: Sort and identify common Minnesota trees based on leaf/needle characteristics.
Academic Standard - Science 188.8.131.52.2
Give examples of differences among individuals that can sometimes give an individual an advantage in survival and reproduction.
Academic Standard - Science 184.108.40.206.3
Compare the impact of individual decisions on natural systems. For example: Choosing paper or plastic bags impacts landfills as well as ocean life cycles.
Academic Standard - Science 220.127.116.11.1
Describe how plant and animal structures and their functions provide an advantage for survival in a given natural system. For example: Compare the physical characteristics of plants or animals from widely different environments, such as desert verses tropical, and explore how each has adapted to its environment.
Academic Standard - Science 18.104.22.168.2
Explain what would happen to a system such as a wetland, prairie or garden if one of its parts were changed. For example: Investigate how road salt runoff affects plants, insects and other parts of an ecosystem. Another example: Investigate how an invasive species changes an ecosystem.
Academic Standard - Science 22.214.171.124.1
Give examples of beneficial and harmful human interaction with natural systems. For example: Recreation, pollution, wildlife management.
Academic Standard - Science 126.96.36.199.1
1. The Nature of Science and Engineering
Describe a system in terms of its subsystems and parts, as well as its inputs, processes and outputs.
Academic Standard - Science 188.8.131.52.2
Compare and contrast the roles of organisms within the following relationships: predator/prey, parasite/host, and producer/consumer/decomposer.
Academic Standard - Science 184.108.40.206.1
Identify a variety of populations and communities in an ecosystem and describe the relationships among the populations and communities in a stable ecosystem.
Academic Standard - Science 220.127.116.11.3
Explain how the number of populations an ecosystem can support depends on the biotic resources available as well as abiotic factors such as amount of light and water, temperature range and soil composition.
Academic Standard - Science 18.104.22.168.2
Describe the roles and relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers in changing energy from one form to another in a food web within an ecosystem.
Academic Standard - Science 22.214.171.124.3
Recognize that variation exists in every population and describe how a variation can help or hinder an organism's ability to survive.
Academic Standard - Science 126.96.36.199.4
Recognize that extinction is a common event and it can occur when the environment changes and a population's ability to adapt is insufficient to allow its survival.
Academic Standard - Science 188.8.131.52.2
Describe ways that human activities can change the populations and communities in an ecosystem.
Academic Standard - Science 184.108.40.206.1
3. Earth and Space Science
Analyze the benefits, costs, risks and tradeoffs associated with natural hazards, including the selection of land use and engineering mitigation. For example: Determining land use in floodplains and areas prone to landslides.
Academic Standard - Science 220.127.116.11.1
Describe factors that affect the carrying capacity of an ecosystem and relate these to population growth.
Academic Standard - Science 18.104.22.168.2
Describe the social, economic and ecological risks and benefits of changing a natural ecosystem as a result of human activity. For example: Changing the temperature or composition of water, air or soil; altering the populations and communities, developing artificial ecosystems; or changing the use of land or water.
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