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|

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|

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|