Singing Crickets

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Scientific exploration often starts with a big question. The big question learners are going to explore is: "Do both male and female crickets chirp?" The class will pose and test a hypothesis based on the singing habits of these insects and habitat changes that occur during the experiment. The lesson comes in two parts, and includes a well-constructed materials list and a pre-activity worksheet.

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Pros

  • The experiment is fun and highly engaging
  • It would work well to accent a thematic unit or any lesson on hypothesis testing and the scientific method
Cons

  • Crickets will have to be procured prior to starting the lesson
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