Meet Jim Louderman, Insects Collection Assistant, and discuss the importance of biodiversity and the impact humans have on it. Students will learn 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.
Students will go behind-the-scenes of The Field Museum and "visit" one of the Museum’s state-of-the-art laboratories. Students can see, hear, and interact with Field Museum staff and learn about current research at the Museum. NGSS algined pre-and-post activities accompany each broadcast.
Supports NGSS LS2C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience; LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans; ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems; ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions.
Technology Requirements: Virtual Visits is streamed live via video conferencing. Participating classrooms need a high speed internet connection and are encouraged to use their webcam. Classrooms are encouraged to run off of a wired connection.
Lessons from The Field - Registration is available by request M-F, 9am-12pm; 1pm-4pm. 4 weeks advance notice required. Participation in a pre-broadcast technology check required.
Ask A Scientist - Register for any of the following dates and times. Participation in a pre-broadcast technology check required.
- 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 (middle school) & 11am CT (middle school)
Compare our Lessons from The Field to our Ask a Scientist program
NGSS Aligned Supplemental Activities
Lessons from The Field - Classroom - $59 (35 students or less)
Ask a Scientist - Classroom -$125 (35 students or less); Multiple classrooms - $250 (36 students or more). Scholarships are available for CPS classrooms.
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.