In this lesson, students will grapple with the challenges of classification by trying to group and name the organisms that they collected in with their traps. Students will share findings from each habitat with the other groups and then come up with shared organism names. After agreeing to a common set of names for the organisms they have found, students will discuss how the diversity of life they observed differed among the various habitats they surveyed.
Introduction to Biodiversity: http://smile.oregonstate.edu/lesson/introduction-biodiversity
Collecting and Preserving Insects: http://smile.oregonstate.edu/lesson/collecting-and-preserving-insects