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Flies - Robbers and Relatives

STEM Subject

Flies - Robbers and Relatives

National Middle School Science Standards

Life Science

Key Terms:

fly, entomology, adaptation, biodiversity

Key Concepts:

  • Characteristics of flies
  • Fly feeding relationships
  • Assassin (robber) flies as predators
  • Diversity of flies
  • Technology used by entomologists

 

Resource Types:

 

Up-close view of tiny assassin (or "robber") fly, genus Holcocephela, that eats tiny prey such as mites. Smithsonian image by Torsten Dikow.Up-close view of tiny assassin (or "robber") fly, genus Holcocephela, that eats tiny prey such as mites. Smithsonian image by Torsten Dikow.
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RESOURCES ABOUT ROBBER FLIES AND THEIR RELATIVES

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NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS (NGSS)


The Flies - Robbers and Relatives teaching resources support students in meeting the following middle school NGSS Performance Expectations:

Life Science

MS-LS1

From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
    MS-LS1-4Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.

MS-LS2

Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
    MS-LS2-1Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

MS-LS4

Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
    MS-LS4-2Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.MS-LS4-4Construct 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.

All Q?rius Resources for These Standards

MS-LS-1MS-LS2MS-LS4

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