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Build a do-it-yourself mosquito trap using simple materials. The trap tricks mosquitoes into laying their eggs in a container that the larvae can’t escape. You can then report the larvae using the Mosquito Habitat Mapper tool in the GLOBE Observer app. Set up a trap and monitor it over time to track when mosquitoes are appearing in your area.
Instructions and a paper data sheet to do a survey of mosquito habitats over several days. This is one of the activities in the Mission Mosquito Science Notebook, and is intended to supplement the use of the Mosquito Habitat Mapper tool in the GLOBE Observer app.
Phenology is the study of cyclic and seasonal events in the lives of plants and animals and how those events are influenced by climate. This activity investigates the phenology of mosquitoes.
Precipitation impacts mosquito populations, and one way to measure precipitation is from satellites, including some of NASA's more than two dozen Earth-observing satellites. This activity will show you how to access NASA precipitation data for your specific location.
This guided exploration notebook introduces learners to using scientific notebooks to make observations and ask questions, while also incorporating information and activities that build relevant background knowledge, confidence in independent learning and research, and engagement in science. At the website link, you can download PDF versions of the notebook in full color or black and white, as well as a companion guide for parents and facilitators.
Gain familiarity with the variety of container mosquito habitats, hideouts, and life cycle stages with these games! Mosquito Habitats and Hideouts can be played three different ways: Bingo, Name That Habitat, or Sketch That Habitat.
An activity to teach how mosquitoes use their proboscis to bite, including a diagram, video, and poem. This is one of the activities from the Mission Mosquito Science Notebook.
Learn facts about mosquitoes with these five foldable Mosquito Tellers on the topics of prevention and protection, mosquito biology, West Nile virus, zika and dengue, and malaria. You can also use the blank template to make your own.
This guide provides background information on the biology, pathology, and history of seven common mosquito-borne diseases: chikungunya, dengue, eastern equine encephalitis, malaria, West Nile virus, yellow fever, and Zika virus.
[10:38] In this video, Dr. Rusty Low shows you how to build a do-it-yourself mosquito trap using simple materials. The trap tricks mosquitoes into laying their eggs in a container that the larvae can’t escape. You can then report the larvae using the Mosquito Habitat Mapper tool in the GLOBE Observer app. You will also see examples of traps built by students, along with an explanation of how they are using the traps in their own investigations.
[2:29] GLOBE Observer's Mosquito Habitat Mapper allows you to identify and document where mosquitoes are breeding. This video gives a brief overview of how it works.
The Mosquito Habitats and Hideouts activity helps you gain familiarity with the variety of container mosquito habitats, hideouts, and life cycle stages using games. The video shows the three ways to play: Bingo, Name That Habitat, or Sketch That Habitat.
[6:53] South Dakota is the U.S. hotspot for West Nile disease. Scientists and public health officials there have developed a way to use environmental data from NASA satellites to forecast the risk of West Nile. They’re giving people working on preventing the disease an important new tool for protecting the population.
[4:17] University researchers have turned to data from NASA’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites, which are able to track the types of human and environmental events that typically precede an outbreak. With funding from NASA’s Applied Sciences Program, they are working in partnership with the Peruvian government to develop a system that uses satellite and other data to help forecast outbreaks at the household level months in advance and prevent outbreaks.
The fictional mosquitoes in the Zika Zine do the same sorts of things as real Aedes mosquitoes, which carry Zika virus. Read the Zine, learn how Aedes mosquitoes live, and you’ll discover how to reduce the number of places where mosquitoes can survive. After you’ve read the Zika Zine, download the coloring pages, How to Draw Wanda in 9 Easy Steps and Make Your Own Zika Zine Comic to create your own mosquito pictures and stories.
This handout describes the process of taking mosquito habitat and land cover observations during the Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge, and gives tips about how to take high-quality mosquito larvae photos.