Coach: Vivien Huang Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone:
Assistant Coach: Jane Huang
Training Schedule: Every Other Friday 4:30-5:30pm First day of training: 10/17/2014 No Class on 11/28, 12/26, 01/02/2015
Location: C 221
Hello, everyone, welcome to Entomology.
Entomology is the scientific study of insects, a branch of arthropodology. Yes, it is all about INSECTS ! Wish all of you have lots of fun here.
ENTOMOLOGY EVENT RULES:
- Students will be asked to identify insects and selected immature insects by order and family, answer questions, about insects and use or construct a dichotomous key.
- A TEAM OF UP TO: 2.
- APPROXIMATE TIME: 50 minutes.
- EVENT PARAMETERS:
- Each team may bring one 8.5” x 11” two-sided pages of information in any form from any source (e.g., notes, insect lists, etc.)
- and one commercially published resources that may be annotated, and tabbed (limit 3 words on tabs),
- and a hand lens or magnifying glass.
- THE COMPETITION:
- Each team will be given an answer sheet on which they will record answers.
- 30 Orders and 100 Families
- The Taxonomic Scheme for the Official Insect List is based upon the Audubon Insect and Spider Field Guide.
- The Official Insect List is available at www.soinc.org under Event Information
- Insect specimens, or images (nymph or larva for selected orders and families) will be exhibited — usually as stations — so that students will be able to see pertinent features with the unaided eye or a hand lens. Dissecting microscopes will be provided as needed.
- Questions may ask to identify insects and selected immature forms by Order and and/family Family and common name
- Topics may include structure and function of internal and external anatomy, ecology, behavior, and history.
- For any individual specimens, questions may also be asked concerning the economic or health impact of the specimen upon the human race, beneficial and harmful properties of the insects.
- Process skills may include observations, inferences, data interpretation and diagram analysis.
- One of the stations may involve students using or formulating a simple dichotomous key to identify insects.
- No more than 50% of the competition will require providing the Order or Family names.
- The team with the highest number of correct answers will determine the winner.
- Selected questions may be used as tiebreakers.