interactive modules give you activities to try out on your own
– just like having your own “lab in nature.”
Insect Field Study
During this lab, students explore the fascinating world of insects.
Students begin by collecting aquatic insects from a local stream.
As they sort their specimens, they encounter a variety of stages
in the lifecycle of some common insects. They will observe the
unique adaptations that allow some insects to survive in the water
during the initial stages of life and then on land as an adult.
learn how to collect live insects for study at home and identify
Insect Field Study Module
During this two-part lab, students practice the skills important
in the study of science. Students sharpen their observation skills,
learning to note important details and ask questions as they observe.
They will practice the steps of the scientific method as they
develop experiments on paper, allowing them the freedom to create
complex experiments without limits such as money, equipment or
used during this process will give students the tools necessary
to ask questions and design future experiments.
View Scientific Method
Students make detailed observations of a variety of live arthropods.
They'll use their observations to discover the characteristics
shared by all arthropods, then explore the differences among the
View Arthropods Module