Lawrence Blumer and Christopher Beck for inspiring us through their National Science Foundation-sponsored Bean Beetle Curriculum Development Workshop.
The following week, students (in groups of 4) in the experimental section spent about half of the lab designing their own experiments using bean beetles.
Guided Inquiry Lab using Bean Beetles for Teaching the Scientific Method and Experimental Design.
Experimental: Brainstorm the Control: Students design of their own group dismissed experiments using bean beetles (1.
2]O, and allowed to dry for 24 h before Mexican bean beetle larvae were placed on the leaves to feed.
Residual activity of selected insecticides against the adult Mexican bean beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on soybeans.
Evaluation of dewinged spined soldier bugs, Podisus maculiventris (Say), for longevity and suppression of the Mexican bean beetle, Epilachna varivestis Mulsant, on snapbeans.
By the end of the workshop, participants will have the expertise to implement this laboratory activity and others using bean beetles
in their courses.
Given a choice, Connor told SCIENCE NEWS, the larvae of Mexican bean beetles
-- a major U.
Although other research has shown that glutathione, an antixodiant secreted by many crop plants, attracts and invigorates Mexican bean beetles
(SN: 4/20/85, p.
But their tests also showed that glutathione-enriched leaves from pollution-stressed soybeans attracted Mexican bean beetles
, a pest that normally shuns this plant.