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Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab

Abstracts from St. Mary of the Lake 2006

St. Mary of the Lake
4690 Bald Eagle Ave
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Year: 2006
Teacher(s): Teresa Root

Effects of Temperature

Ashley B

Insects need biotic and abiotic factors like sunlight, dirt, plants, and food to survive. Besides this, insects are ectotherms, which means the temperature affects them greatly. We are investigating how temperature affects how many insects came to the garden. There were nine plots labeled A-H and L. We collected data on two cold days and two warm days. We went outside in the late morning and early afternoon. We also made a journal to collect our data in. We found the most insects on warm days. We also found insects liked the ground better then other areas in the garden. I think this happeend because the insects were getting ready for colder times.


HIDE AND SEEK IN THE GARDEN

Jacob W

Insects need biotic and abiotic factors to survive. They need a warm environment also. We were investigating insects in thier habitats. We collected data on warm and cool days, then we tallyed the number of insects by where they were found in our plots. We found most of our bugs on the ground, and more insects on warm days than cool days. I think we got the results we did because bugs seem more active in a warmer climate.


Hide and Seek in the garden.

Stephanie R

Insects need a habitat to survive. Insects need food and soil in their habitat. Finally, the insects need a plant. The insects environment affects them by, when it is cool the insects go into the ground. If it is warm out the insects will want to be on top of the ground and not in the ground. If it is raining the insect or insects definately want to be in the ground because for ants they would get drowned. We wanted to find out how many insects where in the garden. We collected data by tallying the insects in a plot. We collected data on two cool and two warm days. Our experiment told us that the most insect were on the ground. These results happened because that is where the insects live, and the insects that cannot fly to get from plant to plant walk on the ground to get from plant to plant.


The Effects of Temperature on Insects

Maria D

Insects need many thigs to survive like sunlight, warmth, and food. Insects also need places to hide because they don't want to their enemies to get them. We were investigating how temperature affects how many insects come to the garden. There were nine plots labeled A-H and L. We collected data on two warm days and two cold days. We each were assigned to one plot, and we had to count from the top of each plant to the bottom. We had to record the temperature, time and day. We found the most insects on warm days. I think we found most insects on warm days because insects are ectotherms and they need to reach a certian body temperature. But if it is too hot or cold insects can't be any more active.


The Effects Of Temperature On Insects.

Joseph R

An insect's environment needs biotic factors such as other insects, food sources, natural enemies and competitors and abiotic factors such as temperautre, wind, and light to survive. We investigated how temperature effects how many insects we found in our garden. We collected data in nine different plots on two warm days and two cool days. We found more insects on warm days. We found more insects on warm days because the insects received heat energy from the sun.


Where are the insects?

Theresa A

Insects need food, energy, water, heat, the sun, shelter and air to survive. The environment affects the insects because all the things that they need they might not always have or be able to get. We were investigating how many insects there where in the garden. We wanted to find out how many insects there where in the plants. We collected data on two warm days and two cold days. We had plots A through H and put two people in each plot to look for insects. Each person in the plots examined the plot by looking at the flowers, stem, leaves, and ground. We found the most insects on the ground. We think there where the most insects on the ground because the ground is black and it attracts heat. Insects need warmth so they can heat up their body. When they heat up their bodies they are able to fly beter, and they are more active.


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