ERIC Number: EJ721539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Reference Count: 0
How Do Insects Help the Environment?
Science and Children, v42 n5 p44-45 Feb 2005
There are some 5 to 30 million insect species estimated in the world--and the majority of these have yet to be collected or named by science! Of course, the most well known insects are those that cause disease or compete for human agricultural products, but these insects represent only a small fraction of the world's insect population. In reality, most insects are beneficial to humans and the environment, not detrimental. Without insects, the environment could not function as it does, and this article presents another point of view regarding insects. Few of us have considered how these numerous and varied organisms actually affect our lives in positive ways.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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