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ERIC Number: EJ789639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Snowy Entomology
Schmidt, Pamela; Chadde, Joan Schumaker; Buenzli, Michael
Science and Children, v41 n3 p40-45 Nov-Dec 2003
Insects can be useful for investigations because they are numerous, relatively easy to find, and fascinating to students. Most elementary students have limited understandings of what exactly becomes of insects during the winter, often guessing that insects must "go to sleep" or "they just die." In this winter activity, students learn about insect adaptations for winter survival. Afterwards, they venture outdoors--sometimes on snowshoes--to search for insects. Students make observations about the insects and collect data. Suggestions are given for possible extensions of this winter ecology investigation. (Contains 2 figures, 7 resources and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A