Gearing Up To Jump

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This resource includes a scholarly article reporting on the “gear” mechanism found in Issus planthoppers, alongside notations and discussion questions for students.
https://www.scienceintheclassroom.org/research-papers/gearing-jump

There is also a docx file attached here, with questions for students to answer centered on engineering and physics.

Students may like reading this news article about the hopper gears as context:

https://www.npr.org/2013/09/13/219739500/living-gears-help-this-bug-jump

Science in the Classroom (SitC) is a collection of freely available annotated research papers from the Science family of journals. SitC aims to help educators, undergraduates, and advanced high school students understand the research contained in scientific primary literature by using annotations and providing accompanying teaching materials. Annotations include vocabulary, methods, descriptions of prior research, and explanations of major conclusions. Each paper has an educator’s guide outlining connections to science competencies within STEM learning frameworks.

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1 review for Gearing Up To Jump

  1. LessonHiveAdmin

    Very nice annotated reading to get students used to primary scientific literature. The teacher guide contains suggested discussion questions. This is for advanced high school students or first year undergrads.
    Please note that this website uses color to indicate parts of the paper (previous research, hypothesis, etc.) It may not be accessible for all students.

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