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Project title Life in the trees: leaf munchers, sap suckers and twig mimicsFeatured science project
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Insects are classified like all other living organisms. All insects are in kingdom Animalia, classified under phylum Arthropoda and class Insecta. They are further categorized by order according to features on parts of their anatomy, such as mouthparts, wings and legs. Insects occupy a variety of habitats, including dead wood, soil, aquatic environments, and dark and damp environments such as bathrooms and basements! In this science fair project, you are going to collect and examine insects captured from trees, making observations about any differences or similarities in the type and number of insects found in three different species of tree. 

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1) Locate three different species of tree, preferably flowering trees. Most non-flowering trees are evergreens, so choose non-evergreen trees. Although insects do frequent some non-flowering trees, they are more likely to be abundant on flowering trees. If you don’t know what species the tree belongs to, that’s okay. Just make certain that the three trees are different. You can do this by comparing leaf shape, or the number and arrangement of leaves on each branch. If the tree is flowering, compare flower color, number of petals per flower and arrangement of flowers. If the tree is fruiting, compare the .....
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