Harry Dobrow #4 10/24/2017https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/why-are-cicadas-such-clumsy-fliersScience News Article ReviewThe article’s name is “Why Are Cicadas Such Clumsy Fliers?”, and it was written by Lindsey Konkel. This article is about how a high-school student named John Gullion was watching the cicadas flying around in his backyard, and they were flying, but when they did, they bumped into things like other cicadas most of the time. This article is about cicadas and how they are terrible flying skills. Although the article was published on October 18, 2017, these events first started in 2016, and Gullion published his findings on August 17, 2017. These events were held in West Virginia, but the specific places that the events were taking place at were West Virginia University and in the Gullion’s backyard. These events happened because Gullion wanted to know if the wing structure of the cicada affected it’s flight skills. There were some images, but none of them really helped me understand the article better. Here are some facts:Cicadas have lots of chitin in their wings, making it so that the wings are heavier, therefore not allowing it to fly better.Locusts are like cicadas, yet they have almost no chitin, making it so that they can fly very fast.I chose this article because I really like cicadas, and they’re really cool. This article was a good fit for me. This news article relates to Life Science because this has to do with living organisms and their behavior. This could also be part of the unit that we are studying in class: Ecology. That is why I think that it relates to science. This info is important to me because like I said earlier, I really like cicadas, and this could make a really cool science project. Someone might apply this in their everyday life if they used bugs in a science experiment. It is important that people are studying these things because we might not ever hear about this again! This news has already been shared to the public, but we can try to spread it by posting something that has to do with this on social media or use this as an idea for a science fair project and post it on Science Buddies or some other site.