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They’re Back … Learning About Periodical Cicadas to Participate in ‘Citizen Science’ Projects

In the lesson plan in the NY Times, students learn about the Magicicada periodical cicadas, which will emerge in the Northeastern United States this year after 17 years underground. They can then choose to either participate in a “citizen science” project that involves tracking ground temperatures to watch the insects emerge, or create multimedia exhibits to help others learn about cicadas, both periodical and annual.

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Resource Type: Video, Assignment/Activity (Non-Laboratory/Non-Hands on Activity), Lesson Plan, Non-journal Article
Audience Level: Intermediate elementary (Grades 3-5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School lower division (Grades 9-10), High School upper division (Grades 11-12)

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Authors and Editors: Jennifer Cutraro of NY Times, Katherine Schulten of NY Times
Publisher: New York Times
Format: text/html
Copyright and other restrictions: No
Cost: No


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