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'Evolution in real time': silent crickets still singing for a mate - The Guardian


The Guardian
Scientists are studying the crickets to see if their silent singing fulfils another undetected function. Photograph: ImageBroker/Rex/Shutterstock. Male field crickets traditionally attract a mate by “singing” – creating a sound by rhythmically scraping ...

Artist's exhibition offers new take on time, space in the Great Lakes - Petoskey News-Review


Petoskey News-Review
GRAND RAPIDS — You may have seen the posters — brightly colored, cross-sectioned landscapes that attempt to simultaneously show all of an ecosystem's flora and fauna. You can find them in grade-school textbooks, hanging on classroom walls and at ...

Yosemite High School senior Daniel Roberts wins district essay contest - Sierra Star


Sierra Star
He plans to attend a two-year community college, earning an associate's degree in biology, then transferring to a university to complete his education in marine biology. Last year, he helped in a robotics classroom as a teacher's assistant. “He is an ...

Crickets in the Classroom

Edmonton - Canada

Provides lessons and units for using crickets in the classroom to teach basic science concepts.

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United States

Lesson plan for introducing students to bats and exploring some of the misconceptions about the flying mammals. From Education World.

United States

Offers lesson plans and videos covering biological topics such as: taxonomy, call biology, behavior, biodiversity, ecology, and genetics. The Wild Classroom also offers guides to the major plants and animals of the world.

Virtual Microbiology Classroom
United States

Resources used to support an actual college-level microbiology course including PowerPoint lecture, lab presentations, study guides, review questions and practice tests.

Crickets
United States

Life cycle, habits, and control methods for house and field crickets.

Raising Crickets
United States

Illustrated article by Vickie Galloway about practical methods of raising house crickets at home for fun.

Mole Crickets
United States

Illustrated article by Nel Mascall about mole crickets (Gryllotalpa and relatives), and their feeding habits in Europe and the USA.

Gryllus sp: Field Crickets
United States

Photographs of a cricket and information on its distribution, hosts, damage, life cycle and description.

Grasshoppers, Crickets and Katydids
Australia

Pictures and information on the Orthopterans found in Queensland, Australia.

Gryllus spp: Field Crickets
United States

Photographs and information on these insects, their distribution, identification, songs, wing dimorphism and economic importance.

Orthoptera: Grasshoppers, Crickets and Katydids
Australia

The characteristics of these insects, their life cycle, feeding and habitat, with illustrations.