Water Striders: Survival Adaptations
- Demonstrate how water striders can survive better than other insects on the surface of water
OverviewHow do water striders skip across the surface of the water? What advantage does this give them over other insects that helps them survive in their environment? Your students will find out in this lesson as they build their own insects from pieces of wire, and see which ones sink and which ones float.
NGSS AlignmentThis lesson helps students prepare for these Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations:
Ben Finio, PhD, Science Buddies
Each group of students will need:
Area of Science
Adaptation, surface tension
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