In this activity, students watch a video of Dr Robert Hoare collecting moths in an Auckland park and then plan their own expedition.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- describe in detail their planned expedition for collecting moths
- explain what equipment they would take along and what they would use it for
- discuss the information they would collect to help them identify different moth species.
Download the Word file for:
- introduction/background notes
- what you need
- what to do.
Nature of science
Some scientists collect data in the field. This information provides evidence for their explanations.
What is this bug? A guide to common invertebrates of New Zealand from Landcare.