Let Nature be your teacher
Walking on Water:
Water Strider Physics
An Interactive Display Designed for The University of Kentucky's Dept. of Biology
This family-friendly activity taught elementary students about surface tension and the insects that are adapted to survival on the water surface.
Aquatic Insects as water health indicators
In Collaboration with
Amanda Hetzel, Science Teacher
Julius Marks Elementary School
In April 2016-2018, I helped ~100 3rd and 5th grade students use dip-nets and D-nets to capture aquatic insects from a stream. To complement their in-class lessons on organisms as environmental indicators, we identified our captured insects and discussed the health of their local stream.
Ecology evolution metapopulation behavior