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Lesson 7 explores insects that exist within the sagebrush ecosystem. Students will investigate what kinds of insects they can find around their school yard and identify them according to their order. They will learn how to make bug traps in order to catch a variety of insects. They will be able to compare the insects found in their school yard to insects they find on a field trip to the sagebrush. Students will learn more about a particular order of insects by creating a species account of an insect they found. This account will include the insects’ importance to the sagebrush ecosystem, what parts of the sagebrush ecosystem does it rely on, and what connections does it have with humans.
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Fisher, Paige L.; Houseal, Ana K.; Tuthill, Dorothy; and Shim, Jenna, "Lesson 7: Exploring Insects of the Sagebrush Landscape" (2016). 5th Grade Ecology Unit: A Sagebrush Expedition. 6.