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Conducting authentic moth research with students to encourage scientific inquiry.

Science Scope—July/August 2024 (Volume 47, Issue 4)

By Brian Keas, Peter White, Christopher Brown, David Stroupe, Sara Best, M. LeTarte

Studying moths is an excellent way to include students in science practices by introducing them to a ubiquitous but under-appreciated animal group that can be found in their local places, including urban, suburban, agricultural, forested, and other habitats. In this paper, we share a simple, low-cost method that can allow individual students or groups to collect moth specimens and begin to ask and answer questions about moth diversity and abundance in their local community.

Biology Research Middle School

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