Meet Jim Louderman, Insects Collection Assistant, and discuss the importance of biodiversity and the impact humans have on it. Jim will show the students how to identify beetles collected in a carrion trap and interpret those findings to assess the quality of habitat based on the biodiversity of beetles found. Pre-and-post broadcast activities are included with registration.
Using a 60-minute live broadcast, students can see, hear, and interact with researchers during a behind-the-scenes "visit" to one of the Museum’s state-of-the-art laboratories. In addition to the live broadcast, participating classrooms are supplied with grade-level appropriate supplemental educational activities and material to increase student learning before and after the broadcast.
NGSS DCI Alignments: LS2C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience; LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans; ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems; ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions.
September 29, 2015 @ 9:30am CT (middle school) & 11am CT (high school)
September 30, 2015 @ 9:30am CT (high school) & 11am CT (middle school)
May 10, 2016 @ 9:30am CT (middle school) & 11am CT (high school)
May 11, 2016 @ 9:30am CT (high school) & 11am CT (middle school)
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