Department of Energy Argonne National Laboratory Office of Science NEWTON's Homepage NEWTON's Homepage
NEWTON, Ask A Scientist!
NEWTON Home Page NEWTON Teachers Visit Our Archives Ask A Question How To Ask A Question Question of the Week Our Expert Scientists Volunteer at NEWTON! Frequently Asked Questions Referencing NEWTON About NEWTON About Ask A Scientist Education At Argonne Jumping Insects
Name: Oksana
Status: educator
Age: 40s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 2000-2001


Question:
Are grasshoppers the only insects that jump? I'm writhing on behalf of my little kinderarten student Janay. This was her question.


Replies:
Many, many insects jump, including crickets, katydids, and others similar to grasshoppers. Tiny springtails and many leaf and tree hoppers do amazing jumps for their size, and of course there are fleas that jump.

J. Elliott


Oh my, no. Fleas jump, crickets jump, click beetles jump (by snapping their heads), and springtails jump, to name the few that pop into my head.

Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Director
PG Research Foundation, Darien, Illinois


Click here to return to the Zoology Archives

NEWTON is an electronic community for Science, Math, and Computer Science K-12 Educators, sponsored and operated by Argonne National Laboratory's Educational Programs, Andrew Skipor, Ph.D., Head of Educational Programs.

For assistance with NEWTON contact a System Operator (help@newton.dep.anl.gov), or at Argonne's Educational Programs

NEWTON AND ASK A SCIENTIST
Educational Programs
Building 360
9700 S. Cass Ave.
Argonne, Illinois
60439-4845, USA
Update: June 2012
Weclome To Newton

Argonne National Laboratory