Question Sheet: Little Beetle, Big Horns

SCIENCE

Before reading:

  1. Why would a scientist study beetles? 
  2. Where can you find beetles?

During reading:

  1. Why is Armin Moczek interested in dung beetles? 
  2. How do male beetles use their horns? 
  3. What is a brood ball? How do scientists make an artificial brood ball? 
  4. Explain why horns are important for beetles in the larvae stage. 
  5. Why does Emlen say, "Thinking about horns 'forces you to go back in time'"?

After reading:

  1. Studying dung beetles might sound gross. How do think scientists ...

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