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 aligned pre-and-post activities accompany each broadcast.
Supports Next Generation Science Standards:
- 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.
Educator Led Broadcast - Registration is available by request M-F, 9am-12pm; 1pm-4pm. 4 weeks advance notice required. Participation in a pre-broadcast technology check required.
Scientist Led Broadcast - Register for any of the following dates and times. Participation in a pre-broadcast technology check required.
- 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 Educator Led Broadcast to our Scientist Led Broadcast program.
NGSS Aligned Supplemental Activities
Educator Led Broadcast - Classroom - $59 (35 students or less) $99 (36 students or more)
Scientist Led Broadcast - Classroom -$125 (35 students or less); Multiple classrooms - $250 (36 students or more).
Scholarships are available for CPS classrooms.
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