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Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab

Abstracts from Otter Lake Elementary 2018

Otter Lake Elementary
1401 County Road H2
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Year: 2018
Teacher(s): Jennifer Craigan, Thom Green

Middle Versus Edge

Lily P

I was wondering if I would find more ambush bugs (Phymatinae) in the goldenrod blossoms at the edge of our school's prairie or more in the goldenrod blossoms in the middle of our prairie. I conducted a timed count at both environments.


Pollinator's Preference: Prairie vs. Lawn

Chloe R, Avery J, Drew D, Zhiva B, Nora S

Our class was wondering if we would find more pollinators in a prairie environment or in lawn environment.  We used our prairie behind our school and our playground to conduct our investigation. We predicted there would more pollinators in the prairie environment because of the abundance of hiding places for the pollinators.


Pollinators: Do they like fruit or flowers more?

Ethan K

I was interested in finding out if pollinators would go to a piece of fruit more often or go to a flower more often. I used the prairie behind our school for my investigation. I predicted there would be more pollinators on the fruit than on the flowers. 


Pollinators: Lawn or Prairie?

Ella S, Harper W, Emily A, Evyn A, Adam L, Jordyn H

Our class was interested in finding out if there were more pollinators in the prairie or on the lawn area. We used the prairie behind our school and the lawn surrounding the playground for our investigation. We predicted there would be more pollinators in the prairie because there are more plants that would attract them.


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