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    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.

    Useful links

    What is this bug? A guide to common invertebrates of New Zealand from Landcare.

      Published 30 April 2009, Updated 13 December 2011 Referencing Hub articles