Inspiring projects: Comparative study of insect populations present on the surface, branches or roots of six tree species

Authors:

Garazi, Miriam, Josu and Iker.

Area:

Zoology.

Level:

1st and 2nd year secondary school.

Challenge:

To study the number of insects on the trees in our local park, as we do not know whether there is an equal number on the surface, branches and roots depending on the type of tree.

Teachers notes:

We can start with an ethical debate. Is it permissible to kill the insects we are going to trap? How do researchers in this field work? How do the insects we are going to find benefit the ecosystem?

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