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Insect Behavior and Climate Change


As a high school or undergraduate Biological Sciences teacher, you can use these set of computer-based tools to help you in teaching about insects, insect biodiversity and the impact of climate change on insects and insect behavior.

The lesson plan allows students to study about insects and the role they play in the ecosystem. The students will be able to link the impact climate change has on the existence as well as behavior of insects. The hands-on activity will enable the students to understand the impact of changing temperature on insect behavior.

Thus, this lesson plan helps to integrate the teaching of a climate science topic with a core topic in the Biological Sciences.

Learning Outcome

The tools in this lesson plan will enable students to:

  1. Describe insects and their role in the ecosystem.
  2. Explain the possible impacts of climate change on the survival and distribution of insects.
  3. Discuss the possible impacts of climate change and variations in temperature on insect behavior.
  4. Apply this knowledge of insect behavior to all living animals in response to climate change.

Teacher-contributed lesson plan by Dr Namita Nayyar, Assistant Professor, Sri Venkateswara College (University of Delhi), India.

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