Science 101: How do insects survive winter?by: Gary Hevel

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This month's column explains how insects survive in the winter.

Grades
  • Elementary
Publication Date
11/1/2003

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Reviews (3)
  • on Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:02 PM

This quick read provides great information about some of the different ways that insect survive the winter. This is an excellent article for anyone looking for information about insects.

Maureen Stover  (Fayetteville, NC)
Maureen Stover (Fayetteville, NC)

  • on Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:45 AM

This seems like a simple question but insects have many strategies to survive extreme climate conditions. Butterflies fly south, some insects burrow into the ground, some go dormant, and others have different adaptations that allow them to survive. This short article might be very useful for upper middle school students to read and learn about unique insect adaptations.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:51 PM

I like how short this article is, so a teacher could easily read this to their kiddos during a free time as a quick answer to a mystery question! I never knew where bugs went in the winter, but I do now! It would be cool to see pictures of these places that bugs go as well!

Ariel
Ariel


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