Investigating insect vectors
In this lesson students investigate insects that live in mangroves. Throughout the lesson, students learn how to build an insect trap, deploy it, and collect and analyze the insects caught in the trap. Additionally, students learn how to randomly sample mangrove leaves, categorize the types of insect grazing present, and calculate the percentage of grazed area on the leaves. This lesson lesson gives students an opportunity to participate in citizen science by uploading their data to the Mangrove Detectives website. This information will help scientists document all of the insects living in the mangroves and the types of insect grazing on mangrove leaves.
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