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Birds fly south, human bundle up, but what do insects do to survive the winter? From creating antifreeze-like alcohols to burrowing in the ground, insects have a few solutions of their own. Learn more about diapause, natural antifreeze and those that just throw in the towel when the temperatures drop, but not before helping their eggs and larvae prepare for the winter. Discover how climate change is affecting the overwintering strategies of some insects
This video can be used as an introduction to support a number of middle school curriculum outcomes related to biodiversity and interactions within ecosystems. The learning could be extended with a citizen science project where students research and discover how climate change is affecting insects and other creatures.
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