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Water Explorers went a step further with their water challenges. After learning about the importance of water as a vital resource they learnt that if not managed carefully water can be a good source for the spreading of diseases. Through The GLOBE Program, an international science and education programme, they learnt about the life cycle of mosquitos and how they can be of a threat to humans.
The life cycles of mosquitoes is closely related to their environment. By collecting mosquito and environmental data, students could better understand the relationship between mosquitoes, the pathogens they may carry, and the environment.
Water Explorers learnt about possible mosquito breeding grounds which could be anything from ponds, lakes, swamps to small containers around and in the house. They took samples from a puddle, put the larvae in vials to see how they suspend from the surface of the water to help with the identification and submitted their data to GLOBE using GLOBE Observer App on their mobile phone.
The students have discussed of possible ways on how mosquito breeding grounds can be controlled. They discovered that most mosquito species do not transmit pathogens- they play a vital role in the ecosystem- feeding birds, bats and amphibians and pollenating plants!
Water Explorers were so intrigued with all this information that will continue working on this investigation.