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Introduction to the Molecular Phylogeny of Insects
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Introduction to the Molecular Phylogeny of Insects

A laboratory exercise to introduce DNA analysis as a tool for the ... (more)

A laboratory exercise to introduce DNA analysis as a tool for the study of evolution. (less)

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Science and Technology
Geoscience
Life Science
Technology
Education
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Activities and Labs
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Lesson Plans
Reference
Student Guide
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
University of Utah
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
Author:
Dhitinut Ratnapradipa (University of Utah;)
Robert Bossard (University of Utah;)
Robert Elbel (University of Utah;)
Theodore Gurney, Jr. (University of Utah;)
Kalahari Explorations
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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)

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Science and Technology
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Lesson Plans
Provider:
NATURE
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PBS Online
Large black spider
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Large black spider

Spiders trap insects in their webs. They are called insectivores because they ... (more)

Spiders trap insects in their webs. They are called insectivores because they only eat insects. They are consumed by other spiders, snakes, toads, and owls. (less)

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Science and Technology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
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Images and Illustrations
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Department of Energy
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Video and Image Data Access
Author:
Katie Hale (CSUF;Biological Sciences)
Leaf marks
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Leaf marks

Many insects chew on plant leaves as a food source. The insects ... (more)

Many insects chew on plant leaves as a food source. The insects don't normally eat an entire leaf, but instead make small holes or patterns in the leaves. This can cause the leaf to wither. (less)

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Science and Technology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
California State University, Fullerton
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Video and Image Data Access
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N/A N/A (None;)
Leaves with eat marks
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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)

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Science and Technology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
California State University, Fullerton
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Video and Image Data Access
Author:
Katie Hale (California State University, Fullerton;Student, Biological Sciences)
Life in the City
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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)

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Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Los insectos
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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
Provider:
CoBaLTT Project
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
Author:
Mary Bartolini
Lost Ladybug Project
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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)

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

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Science and Technology
Life Science
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Images and Illustrations
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
California State University, Fullerton
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Video and Image Data Access
Author:
Shawn Hanrahan (None;)
Marvelous Metamorphosis
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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
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Pam Maness
Migrating Monarchs
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Migrating Monarchs

Thousands of orange and black shapes flutter through the trees. Welcome to ... (more)

Thousands of orange and black shapes flutter through the trees. Welcome to one of the few wintering homes of the monarch butterfly. Also in: Spanish (less)

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Science and Technology
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Lesson Plans
Reference
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Arizona State University School of Life Sciences
Provider Set:
Ask A Biologist
Author:
Dr. Biology
Tracy Fuentes
Migration of the Monarch
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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
Life Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Minibeasts
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Minibeasts

Minibeasts are the small organisms that we see crawling and flying around ... (more)

Minibeasts are the small organisms that we see crawling and flying around our gardens and play grounds. Learn to identify the major structures of minibeasts. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
California State University, Fullerton
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Video and Image Data Access
Author:
Katie Hale (California State University, Fullerton;Student, Biological Sciences)
Monarch and viceroy butterflies
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Monarch and viceroy butterflies

Viceroys exhibit Müllerian mimicry, a type of mimicry in which a harmful ... (more)

Viceroys exhibit Müllerian mimicry, a type of mimicry in which a harmful animal imitates another harmful animal by looking like them. Viceroys taste bad to animals just like monarchs do. If a monarch is eaten, this helps the viceroy avoid predation just by looking like the monarch. This is a commensalistic relationship because the viceroys as a whole benefit while the monarchs as a whole are neither harmed nor helped. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Life Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
California State University, Fullerton
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Video and Image Data Access
Author:
Derek Ramsey (None;)
Piccolo Namek (None;)
Moth using proboscis to get food from flower
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Moth using proboscis to get food from flower

Not only bees pollinate flowers. Moths have a specialized mouth structure called ... (more)

Not only bees pollinate flowers. Moths have a specialized mouth structure called a proboscis that is used to extract nectar and pollinate the flower. The moth benefits by getting food and the flower benefits by being pollinated. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Education
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
National Park Service
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Video and Image Data Access
Author:
Katie Hale (California State University, Fullerton;Student, Biological Sciences)
Nitrogen Excretion in Insects
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Nitrogen Excretion in Insects

This exercise enables students to gain insight into the process of excretion ... (more)

This exercise enables students to gain insight into the process of excretion in insects. Rate of excretion and hemolymph volume in the migratory locust, Locusta migratoria, are measured using spectrophotometry. The capacity of two insects, the cockroach, Periplaneta americana, and L. migratoria, to detoxify ammonia via uricotelism is examined by measuring the concentration of uric acid in the insects' hemolymph and feces. Uric acid is quantified by ultraviolet spectrophotometry. The anatomy of the insect's excretory system is studied by dissection. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Provider Set:
Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
Author:
Roger Gordon
Open pill bug on back
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Open pill bug on back

Pill bugs can get back onto their feet by moving their bodies ... (more)

Pill bugs can get back onto their feet by moving their bodies in a certain way. You can see its legs and antennae. Pill bugs are not actually insects, but crustaceans. They breathe through gill-like structures on their bellies. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
California State University, Fullerton
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Video and Image Data Access
Author:
Franco Folini (None;)