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Insects and adaptation

Insects and adaptation

All insects have six jointed legs and a hard exoskeleton covering. The ... (more)

All insects have six jointed legs and a hard exoskeleton covering. The bodies of insects are divided into three parts- the head, the thorax, and the abdomen. Insects are the only animals to have wings and most insects have a pair of antennae. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Collection:
Video and Image Data Access
Provider:
Purdue University
Author:
Olivia Worland
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Insects of Costa Rica

Insects of Costa Rica

In this episode, EOL education director Marie Studer journeys to Costa Rica ... (more)

In this episode, EOL education director Marie Studer journeys to Costa Rica to experience firsthand the astonishing variety of insect life in this tiny Central American nation - 20,000 different kinds of butterflies and moths alone!Jose Montero and Manuel Zumbado, both of the Costa Rican National Biodiversity Institute, INBio, explain how this crossroads between North and South America became a hotspot for evolutionary innovation, producing such spectacular specimens as Thysania agrippina, a moth so large that it,s often mistaken for....well, you'll have to listen to find out! (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Collection:
Encyclopedia of Life - One Species at a Time
Provider:
Encyclopedia of Life
Author:
Ari Daniel Shapiro
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Introduction to Mark-Recapture Census Methods Using the Seed Beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus

Introduction to Mark-Recapture Census Methods Using the Seed Beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus

Population size, or the abundance of organisms in a study site, is ... (more)

Population size, or the abundance of organisms in a study site, is the most fundamental of the primary demographic statistics. We present a laboratory study that introduces college undergraduates to mark-recapture methods that estimate population size. Students apply a simple mark-recapture method to estimate population size in cultures of a seed beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus. After completing this study, students not only will have rudimentary knowledge of statistical methods (e.g., standard deviation and 95% confidence limits), but will also know how to obtain reliable estimates of population size. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
Provider:
Morehouse College
Author:
Alexander Olvido
Lawrence Blumer
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Introduction to the Milk Weed Ecosystem

Introduction to the Milk Weed Ecosystem

This activity is an inquiry and field study based. Students will be ... (more)

This activity is an inquiry and field study based. Students will be trying to observe, document, compare, contrast, and communicate what information they were able to gather. The will use this information to make in inference about the organisms they have found and classify them as either an insect or not an insect. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
Muhammad, Akbar Rasheed
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Kalahari Explorations

Kalahari Explorations

In this lesson students will learn about the rich and vibrant environment ... (more)

In this lesson students will learn about the rich and vibrant environment of the Kalahari Desert. They will learn about the diversity of life and land in the desert, create artistic responses to the film, and explore interactive Web site features to learn about the geography, wildlife, flora, topography, and people of this area. The students will work in collaborative research groups, create graphic organizers, and share what they have learned with their classmates. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
PBS Online
Provider:
NATURE
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Leaves with eat marks

Leaves with eat marks

Many insects have special biting and chewing mouthparts to eat plants and ... (more)

Many insects have special biting and chewing mouthparts to eat plants and leave holes in the leaves. Not all predators eat animals. In fact, any plant or animal that preys on another is a predator. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Collection:
Video and Image Data Access
Provider:
California State University, Fullerton
Author:
Katie Hale
Nancy Pelaez
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Life in the City

Life in the City

This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect ... (more)

This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they take a close-up look at biodiversity in a city park. The site opens by telling kids that, despite appearances, a great deal of biodiversity exists in cities. That from tiny mites to mighty trees, thousands of species thrive there. It then takes them to a slice of life from a thriving city park, where they are asked to find 10 hidden critters living alongside the trees, plants, and insects. Each time they locate one of the tiny critters, they are rewarded with a quick look at its importance to the habitat. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
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Los insectos

Los insectos

The main goals of the unit are to develop basic knowledge about ... (more)

The main goals of the unit are to develop basic knowledge about insects and to develop the language linked with the theme. Most of the lessons promote the use of cooperative learning strategies and the use of graphic organizers. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
Provider:
CoBaLTT Project|University of Minnesota
Author:
Mary Bartolini
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Lost Ladybug Project

Lost Ladybug Project

Across North America ladybug species distribution is changing. Over the past twenty ... (more)

Across North America ladybug species distribution is changing. Over the past twenty years several native ladybugs that were once very common have become extremely rare. During this same time ladybugs from other places have greatly increased both their numbers and range. Some ladybugs are simply found in new places. This is happening very quickly and we don’t know how, or why, or what impact it will have on ladybug diversity or the role that ladybugs play in keeping plant-feeding insect populations low. We're asking you to join us in finding out where all the ladybugs have gone so we can try to prevent more native species from becoming so rare. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Lost Ladybug Project
Provider:
Cornell University / 4-H SET
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Luna moth

Luna moth

One reason why the luna moth is considered to be an insect ... (more)

One reason why the luna moth is considered to be an insect is because its body is divided into three parts-the head, the thorax, and the abdomen. Luna moths undergo complete metamorphosis, meaning that their offspring look very different from the adults until they actually reach adulthood. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Collection:
Video and Image Data Access
Provider:
California State University, Fullerton
Author:
Shawn Hanrahan
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Marvelous Metamorphosis

Marvelous Metamorphosis

Most kids love insects. This integrated unit will enable students the opportunity ... (more)

Most kids love insects. This integrated unit will enable students the opportunity to observe, identify, and describe the life cycle a mealworm goes through during his metamorphosis into a grain beetle. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
Pam Maness
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Midas Fly

Midas Fly

Cresting a red sand dune, you come upon an unexpected sight in ... (more)

Cresting a red sand dune, you come upon an unexpected sight in the desert: a shimmering expanse of fresh water. This oasis is no mirage, but a lake accidentally created by waste water from a desalination plant serving the growing city of Al Ain. The lake has brought change to the creatures, like the mydas fly, that are adapted to life in this stark and beautiful landscape. Ari Daniel Shapiro reports this cautionary tale from the United Arab Emirates. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Collection:
Encyclopedia of Life - One Species at a Time
Provider:
Encyclopedia of Life
Author:
Ari Daniel Shapiro
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Migration of the Monarch

Migration of the Monarch

This video segment from NOVA: "The Mystery of Animal Pathfinders" explores the ... (more)

This video segment from NOVA: "The Mystery of Animal Pathfinders" explores the migratorial exploits of monarch butterflies. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Teachers' Domain
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Author:
WGBH Educational Foundation
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