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Big Idea
A habitat will be created to support Milkweed bugs so their reproductive biology can be studied.
Essential Questions
What would we need in order to raise Milkweed Bugs?
Standards


SC07-S01-C01-01
Formulate questions based on observations that lead to the development of a hypothesis.
SC07-S01-C02-05
Keep a record of observations, notes, sketches, questions, and ideas using tools such as written and/or computer logs.
SC07-S01-C03-05
Formulate a conclusion based on data analysis.
SC07-S01-C02-01
Demonstrate safe behavior and appropriate procedures (e.g., use and care of technology, materials, organisms) in all science inquiry.
SC07-S01-C03-01
Analyze data obtained in a scientific investigation to identify trends.
SC07-S01-C04-05
Communicate the results and conclusion of the investigation.
SC07-S01-C02-02
Design an investigation to test individual variables using scientific processes.
SC07-S01-C03-02
Form a logical argument about a correlation between variables or sequence of events (e.g., construct a cause-and-effect chain that explains a sequence of events).
SC07-S02-C02-03
Apply the following scientific processes to other problem solving or decision making situations
  • observing
  • questioning
  • communicating
  • comparing
  • measuring
  • classifying
  • predicting
  • organizing data
  • inferring
  • generating hypotheses
  • identifying variables
SC07-S01-C02-03
Conduct a controlled investigation, utilizing multiple trials, to test a hypothesis using scientific processes.
SC07-S01-C03-03
Analyze results of data collection in order to accept or reject the hypothesis.
Skills
Create habitat for Milkweed bugs.
Content/Core Ideas
  • An organism is any living thing.
  • An organism's habitat is where it lives.
  • A kind of organism that is different from all other kinds of organisms is called a species.
Academic Vocabulary
  • organism
  • habitat
  • species
  • bug
  • metamorphosis
  • nymph
  • exoskeleton
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