Using Wolbachia To Suppress Mosquito Fertility

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Description

Students will analyze a graph from a published study involving the effects of Wolbachia bacteria on mosquito fertility. There are notes to help the teacher in coaching interpretation of the the graph, including error bars.

Link: https://www.biointeractive.org/classroom-resources/using-wolbachia-suppress-mosquito-fertility

Don’t miss the associated news reading:

https://www.biointeractive.org/planning-tools/science-news/bacteria-infected-mosquitoes-take-bite-out-deadly-dengue

This exercise would pair nicely with The Wolbachia Project.

Additional information

Grade Level

NGSS STEM Practices

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Standards Present

Present

Media Format

PDF Download, Text/Web Page

Creation Date

2020

Reviews (1)

1 review for Using Wolbachia To Suppress Mosquito Fertility

  1. LessonHiveAdmin

    This is a very timely topic as Wolbachia becomes more common in use for insect control. We really like that in addition to asking students to interpret the figure, they are then asked to make predictions about different control strategies.

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