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InsectQuestK Insects for Kids! Making Technology Educational Part of the Integrated Technology Support Services Department, the Educational Technology (Ed Tech) team seeks to improve student achievement through seamless integration of the district's Common Core Curriculum with a suite of i21 technologies designed to create an engaging and personalized learning environment. The Integrated 21st Century (i21) Interactive Classroom The i21 classroom is an engaging and personalized learning environment designed to optimize teaching and learning through the interconnected use of mobile computing, audio, visual and formative assessment technologies across the curriculum. With this vision and funding through Propositions S and Z, San Diego Unified has taken a bold step toward transforming the learning environment in each of its 7,000 classrooms. Supporting Educators Through Research-Based Professional Development and Consultation Danny Cook It’s the end of 5th Period at Challenger Middle School in Mira Mesa. Past Articles:

Bees Wasps & Ants Recording Society | BWARS swift fox | Basic Facts About Swift Foxes The swift fox is a small fox around the size of a domestic housecat, and is found in the western grasslands of North America, such as Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. Diet Swift foxes eat rabbits, prairie dogs, ground squirrels, mice, birds, reptiles, amphibians, berries and seeds. Population Swift fox population numbers in the wild are unknown, but they are found in less than 40% of their historic range. Range The swift fox is native to the Great Plains region of North America. Behavior Did You Know? Swift foxes have been known to run at speeds of more than 30mph! They received the name "swift" fox because of their speediness. Reproduction Mating Season: December to February.Gestation: 51 days.Litter Size: 4-5 kits. The kits disperse in September and October. Threats to Swift Foxes One of the main threats to the swift fox is habitat loss as a result of conversion of grasslands for agriculture. Climate change looms as an additional threat to the swift fox. What Defenders Is Doing to Help Swift Foxes

Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility As a Participant in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), Canada is exploring new ways to improve the organization, exchange, correlation, and availability of primary data on biological species of interest to Canadians. By enhancing access to these data, CBIF provides a valuable resource that supports a wide range of social and economic decisions including efforts to conserve our biodiversity in healthy ecosystems, use our biological resources in sustainable ways, and monitor and control pests and diseases. CBIF has developed the following tools to help users find the information they need. Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS is a catalogue of common and scientific names that will eventually include all species found in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Search results pages for individual species include the taxonomic hierarchy for the species (genus, order, family, etc.). Species Access Canada Online Mapping SpeciesBank

Praying Mantid caresheet - Amateur Entomologists' Society (AES) Praying Mantis (Mantis religiosa).Photograph by Paulo Rodrigues. The Mantids are a group of 1,800 carnivorous insects (Order: Mantodea). Most mantids are from tropical countries although a few do occur in cooler climates. Their closest relatives are the stick insects, grasshoppers and cockroaches. Like their relatives the mantids undergo simple or incomplete metamorphosis; they do not have a maggot or caterpillar but go through several stages all of which look like miniature, wingless adults. Feeding Young mantids should be fed on fruit flies (Drosophila sp.), aphids or other small insects. As they grow they can be given larger prey, almost any insects (for example, blue bottle flies, grasshoppers, crickets, cockroaches) will be eaten. If you keep live food for your mantid then you should also ensure that the live food is kept in appropriate conditions (adequate space, correct temperature and humidity and access to food and water). Housing Mantids do not usually need to drink. Breeding

Ladybird%20descriptions_Info%20pack_NEW_v.5.pdf Zoologist | Bioscience Careers | About Bioscience Zoologists are life scientists who study animals, observing them in the laboratory and in their natural habitat. They study the origin and development of species as well as their habits, behaviors and interactions. Zoologists, who also research the development of animal diseases, sometimes known as animal scientists or animal biologists because zoology is the branch of biology that deals with the animal kingdom. Zoology is a wide field offering many career opportunities for research, especially because there still is a great deal to learn about it. A career in zoology offers an opportunity to make a difference to the planet’s ecology through conservation work. Most zoologists are employed by colleges and universities, where they engage in research and teach students. In general, all zoology specializations involve work with animals, either in the wild or in a lab. Career Opportunities Zoologists also can find careers in industry and private business. Job Duties Zookeeper Wildlife Educator

Ontario Moths Cricket caresheet - Amateur Entomologists' Society (AES) House Cricket (Acheta domesticus). Crickets belong to the Order Orthoptera (which also includes the Grasshoppers) and have been kept in captivity for thousands of years as the singing of the adult males is considered pleasant by many people. Housing An aquarium with a tight fitting wooden lid makes a good cage, the lid is to prevent the crickets from jumping out, it needs to have ventilation holes and a fine wire mesh is ideal. Though they can be kept at room temperature (20°C), in colder climes they will be more active and sing better if given some warmth. An electric light or a heat pad are useful heat sources and around 30°C degrees is ideal for most species. Most species of cricket seem happy with a regime of 16 hours of daylight to 8 hours of night including the primarily nocturnal Acheta domesticus. Feeding All crickets are omnivorous and in the wild some species are carnivorous by choice. Water Breeding Suggested species Further information on Grasshoppers and Crickets.

How to identify longhorn beetles All illustrations by Felicity Rose Cole 1. Black and yellow longhorn Rutpela maculata 13–20mm. 2. 6–15mm. 3. 12–22mm. 4. 13–23mm. 5. 6–15mm. 6. 8–15mm. 7. 6–18mm. 8. 4–6mm. 9. 9–15mm. 10. 6–10mm. 11. 8–18mm. 12. 8–23mm.