This site links you to a variety of resource materials and information on outreach programs provided by the members of the Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America. Feel free to download and modify the laboratory exercises provided here. This site is under development. Additional resources will be added in the near future.
This middle school or high school level laboratory provides an introduction to scientific method of observation and data analysis using interactions between species and colonies of ants. Materials are readily available without expense (with the exception of several disecting scopes that are useful, but not essential).
Life in a Pine Cone
This middle school or high school level laboratory may be easily adapted to the elementary level. It studies the biodiversity within the pine cone community and may serve as an interesting introduction to biodiversity issues on a broader scale. Equipment may be constructed by the student from readily available household materials (with the exception of several dissecting scopes that are necessary for careful examination of the material).
Paul C. Johnson
Department of Natural Resources
258 Spaulding Life Sciences Building
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-1717
FAX: (603) 862-1713
Last modified on November 18, 1996