Do bugs make you squirm? Do cockroaches make you shudder? Do wasps make you shriek? Do butterflies make you smile? We all have responses to insects and most are negative.
However, insects give us an enormous insight into biodiversity on our planet and play a vital role in creating a healthy ecosystem in which we can survive.
What will happen if honeybees die out? This lesson is an enjoyable introduction to ecology for Key Stage 4.
Why teach this?
Insects outnumber humans by 200 million to 1! Learn about biodiversity, man-made threats to insect species, and why this is a serious concern for ecosystems.
Key Curriculum Links
Classification of living organisms, interdependence of organisms, abiotic and biotic factors, the organisation of an ecosystem, biodiversity and trophic levels are just some
of the links to the KS4 biology specifications.
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