(14) 4th Grade-roly-poly Pill Bugs

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(14) 4th Grade-roly-poly Pill Bugs - Quiz


Today we will be talking about Roly Poly Bugs. Have you seen these before?


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  • 1. 

    Roly-Poly Pill Bugs By Cynthia Sherwood Some people are afraid of bugs such as spiders or beetles. But there is one bug that just about everybody likes—pill bugs. If you ever pick one up, you know why its nickname is “roly-poly.” A pill bug rolls up into a tight little ball to protect itself. This bug is scared of you, not the other way around!   These little gray or brown bugs can be found almost everywhere in the United States except the desert. That is because they need to stay moist. But they can live in dry places like California thanks to lawn sprinklers. One of their favorite hang-outs is under damp flower pots.   Did you know that pill bugs have something in common with kangaroos? After her eggs hatch, the mother pill bug carries her young in a pouch under her belly. The little pill bugs stay there until they are big enough to be on their own.   Pill bugs also have something in common with snakes. Just as snakes shed their skin when it gets too small, pill bugs do too. This is called “molting.” A pill bug molts about five times until it is full-grown.   Pill bugs are a little like owls, too. Pill bugs are nocturnal, meaning they are most active at night. That is when they most like to wander around and look for food. And just like earthworms, pill bugs help break down plants in the soil. Pill bugs aren’t just nice bugs. They are also interesting ones! ----- Why are pill bugs nicknamed roly-poly?

    • A.

      They are really fat

    • B.

      They can roll up in tight balls to protect themselves.

    • C.

      Because they roll everywhere they go instead of walking

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. They can roll up in tight balls to protect themselves.
    Explanation
    The defense mechanism of the Roly-Poly gives them their name because they roll up into a ball to protect themselves.

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  • 2. 

    Roly-Poly Pill Bugs By Cynthia Sherwood Some people are afraid of bugs such as spiders or beetles. But there is one bug that just about everybody likes—pill bugs. If you ever pick one up, you know why its nickname is “roly-poly.” A pill bug rolls up into a tight little ball to protect itself. This bug is scared of you, not the other way around!   These little gray or brown bugs can be found almost everywhere in the United States except the desert. That is because they need to stay moist. But they can live in dry places like California thanks to lawn sprinklers. One of their favorite hang-outs is under damp flower pots.   Did you know that pill bugs have something in common with kangaroos? After her eggs hatch, the mother pill bug carries her young in a pouch under her belly. The little pill bugs stay there until they are big enough to be on their own.   Pill bugs also have something in common with snakes. Just as snakes shed their skin when it gets too small, pill bugs do too. This is called “molting.” A pill bug molts about five times until it is full-grown.   Pill bugs are a little like owls, too. Pill bugs are nocturnal, meaning they are most active at night. That is when they most like to wander around and look for food. And just like earthworms, pill bugs help break down plants in the soil. Pill bugs aren’t just nice bugs. They are also interesting ones! ----- Where would you be least likely to find a pill bug?

    • A.

      Under a large rock near a pond

    • B.

      Under a log near a downspout

    • C.

      In a vegetable garden

    • D.

      Hiding in the roots of a cactus

    Correct Answer
    D. Hiding in the roots of a cactus
    Explanation
    Pill bugs need to stay moist, they cannot stay moist in a cactus in the desert.

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  • 3. 

    Roly-Poly Pill Bugs By Cynthia Sherwood Some people are afraid of bugs such as spiders or beetles. But there is one bug that just about everybody likes—pill bugs. If you ever pick one up, you know why its nickname is “roly-poly.” A pill bug rolls up into a tight little ball to protect itself. This bug is scared of you, not the other way around!   These little gray or brown bugs can be found almost everywhere in the United States except the desert. That is because they need to stay moist. But they can live in dry places like California thanks to lawn sprinklers. One of their favorite hang-outs is under damp flower pots.   Did you know that pill bugs have something in common with kangaroos? After her eggs hatch, the mother pill bug carries her young in a pouch under her belly. The little pill bugs stay there until they are big enough to be on their own.   Pill bugs also have something in common with snakes. Just as snakes shed their skin when it gets too small, pill bugs do too. This is called “molting.” A pill bug molts about five times until it is full-grown.   Pill bugs are a little like owls, too. Pill bugs are nocturnal, meaning they are most active at night. That is when they most like to wander around and look for food. And just like earthworms, pill bugs help break down plants in the soil. Pill bugs aren’t just nice bugs. They are also interesting ones! ----- What  does the word “molting” mean

    • A.

      Active at night

    • B.

      Shedding its skin

    • C.

      Crawling in a damp place

    • D.

      Crawling like a snake

    Correct Answer
    B. Shedding its skin
    Explanation
    Molting means to shed the skin of an insect

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  • 4. 

    Roly-Poly Pill Bugs By Cynthia Sherwood Some people are afraid of bugs such as spiders or beetles. But there is one bug that just about everybody likes—pill bugs. If you ever pick one up, you know why its nickname is “roly-poly.” A pill bug rolls up into a tight little ball to protect itself. This bug is scared of you, not the other way around!   These little gray or brown bugs can be found almost everywhere in the United States except the desert. That is because they need to stay moist. But they can live in dry places like California thanks to lawn sprinklers. One of their favorite hang-outs is under damp flower pots.   Did you know that pill bugs have something in common with kangaroos? After her eggs hatch, the mother pill bug carries her young in a pouch under her belly. The little pill bugs stay there until they are big enough to be on their own.   Pill bugs also have something in common with snakes. Just as snakes shed their skin when it gets too small, pill bugs do too. This is called “molting.” A pill bug molts about five times until it is full-grown.   Pill bugs are a little like owls, too. Pill bugs are nocturnal, meaning they are most active at night. That is when they most like to wander around and look for food. And just like earthworms, pill bugs help break down plants in the soil. Pill bugs aren’t just nice bugs. They are also interesting ones! ----- How are pill bugs and earthworms alike?

    • A.

      Earthworms and pill bugs both break down plants in the soil

    • B.

      Neither have any legs

    • C.

      Both are long and skinny

    • D.

      Both roll into balls to protect themselves

    Correct Answer
    A. Earthworms and pill bugs both break down plants in the soil
    Explanation
    Pill bugs and earthworms are alike because they both break down plants in the soil. This means that they help to decompose organic matter, such as dead leaves or plant debris, and return nutrients to the soil. Both pill bugs and earthworms play an important role in the ecosystem by contributing to the process of nutrient cycling and soil fertility.

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  • 5. 

    Roly-Poly Pill Bugs By Cynthia Sherwood Some people are afraid of bugs such as spiders or beetles. But there is one bug that just about everybody likes—pill bugs. If you ever pick one up, you know why its nickname is “roly-poly.” A pill bug rolls up into a tight little ball to protect itself. This bug is scared of you, not the other way around!   These little gray or brown bugs can be found almost everywhere in the United States except the desert. That is because they need to stay moist. But they can live in dry places like California thanks to lawn sprinklers. One of their favorite hang-outs is under damp flower pots.   Did you know that pill bugs have something in common with kangaroos? After her eggs hatch, the mother pill bug carries her young in a pouch under her belly. The little pill bugs stay there until they are big enough to be on their own.   Pill bugs also have something in common with snakes. Just as snakes shed their skin when it gets too small, pill bugs do too. This is called “molting.” A pill bug molts about five times until it is full-grown.   Pill bugs are a little like owls, too. Pill bugs are nocturnal, meaning they are most active at night. That is when they most like to wander around and look for food. And just like earthworms, pill bugs help break down plants in the soil. Pill bugs aren’t just nice bugs. They are also interesting ones! ----- Saying that "A pill bug molts about five times until it is full-grown" is an OPINION.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Saying, "Pill bugs aren’t just nice bugs; they are interesting ones" would be an example of an opinion.
    "A pill bug molts about five times until it is full-grown" is a fact.

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