Learning About Periodical Cicadas To Participate In ‘Citizen Science’ Projects


Students learn about periodical cicadas and determine the broods that live around them. They then either create multimedia PSAs about cicadas or participate in a citizen science project.

This activity includes a wide variety of resources, including passages from articles, videos, and related readings. A Century of Cicadas, also created by NYTimes, allows students to visualize the life cycle and location of many broods.
NOTE: This is localized to the eastern United States.

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