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Science Sunday: Insects and Communication

Post Author: Aoife Ryle & Mark Dixon
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Did you know the sound that crickets make is caused by them scraping their wings together? Did you know fireflies communicate with flash patterns? Did you know that the sound made by cicadas is them clicking at a rate of 300 to 400 times per second? That’s fast! But how do these insects make these noises so efficiently and why do fireflies communicate with light? Today, we are going to demonstrate and explain how and why insects communicate, as well as how you can mimic these communication methods at home. Watch the full Science Sunday segment to learn more.

 

Dinosaurs Around the World: Passport to Pangea is now open at the Connecticut Science Center and is included with General Admission. Visit CTScienceCenter.org to reserve your ticket online in advance of your visit. 

 

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Aoife Ryle is a STEM Educator at the Connecticut Science Center. In addition to working with school groups, she works with our Teen Program, Overnights department, and shoots weekly science segments for WFSB. She has a degree in Bioengineering from the University of Maine and has a personal interest in the life sciences and engineering which makes bioengineering a perfect crossover.

 

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Mark Dixon is a meteorologist on WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News and a host of the weekly Science Sunday segments with the Connecticut Science Center. He has been nominated for several Emmy awards for weather anchoring and has won awards from the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcaster’s Association and the American Meteorological Society.

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