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Invisible Pathogens

Invisible Pathogens Grades 8-12 Three hours   Microbiology About this lesson In this lesson, students will have an opportunity to isolate fungal morphospecies by plating ants on agar gel. They will then be able to submit their findings to a scientist [...]

January 24th, 2017|Entomology, Microbiology|

The Great Pumpkin Project

The Great Pumpkin Project The mystery of the missing bees and sick pumpkins and cucumbers About this lesson We are documenting the insects and microbes that visit all cucurbit plants, including pumpkins (which are native to the Americas) and cucumbers (which are native to Asia). These plants are now grown and [...]

December 21st, 2016|Agriculture, Biology, Citizen Science, Entomology, Evolution, Nutrition|

A Diversity of Guts

A Diversity of Guts High School/University 1.5 hours per animal   Anatomy About this lesson At the end of the dark ages, anatomy was taught as though everything that could be known was known. Scholars learned about what had been discovered rather [...]

November 4th, 2016|Anatomy, Biology|

Bee Germs

Bee Germs Project All levels One hour   Urban Ecology About this lesson The “Bee Germs” project is focusing on learning more about bees that live underground. We know very little about bees that make their homes underfoot; by learning more about [...]

September 8th, 2016|Entomology, Urban Ecology|

Pieris Project

Pieris Project All levels 1-3 hours   Entomology, Agriculture About this lesson Catch and send us a few cabbage white butterflies, we sequence their DNA, capture their phenotype (photograph their wings), and together we’ll learn how this butterfly spread across the planet [...]

May 23rd, 2016|Agriculture, Evolution|

Ant Picnic

Ant Picnic Any Grade Level 1-2 hours   Ecology About this lesson Are ants always ruining your picnic or in your kitchen? Have you ever noticed that some ants are drawn to your potato chips more than your candy? Their snack choices [...]

May 16th, 2016|Citizen Science, Entomology, Nutrition, Urban Ecology|