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Lost Ladybug Project

The Lost Ladybug Project started in 2000 when Cornell researchers coordinated with 4-H Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners surveying ladybug populations across New York State to help children become confident and competent participants in science, identifying personally with science, so that we develop a generation of adults who are engaged in scientific discussions, policy, and thinking.

Later the researchers collaborated with graduate students from the Cornell Institute for Biological Teaching to develop ladybug survey projects for children. Field-testing these projects with students at a small number of elementary schools in New York State in began in 2004.

Across North America ladybug species distribution is changing. Over the past twenty years several native ladybugs that were once very common have become extremely rare. During this same time ladybugs from other places have greatly increased both their numbers and range. Some ladybugs are simply found in new places. This is happening very quickly and we donít know how, or why, or what impact it will have on ladybug diversity or the role that ladybugs play in keeping plant-feeding insect populations low.

Published by Cornell Institute for Biological Teaching in 2000-2009


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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Curriculum Areas:Science
Themes/Keywords: Anatomy
Biodiversity
Food webs
Insects
Ladybugs


Vocabulary
data, analysis, biodiversity


Essential Question(s)
1. Why are ladybugs disappearing?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What is a ladybug's anatomy?
2. What do ladybug's eat?
3. How can you attract ladybugs to your garden?

Extension and Activities
1. Download the toolkits for your age group to collect ladybug samples and data.


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