Question Sheet: The Buzz about Mosquitoes


Before reading:

  1. What steps do you take to protect yourself from mosquitoes? How effective are your methods in stopping the insects? 
  2. Why would scientists want to study mosquitoes? What goals might they have in looking at these creatures up close?

During reading:

  1. How is it possible that scientific research on mosquitoes could save lives? What do mosquitoes do that make it such a serious matter? 
  2. It's clear that mosquitoes want human blood, but what allows them to track us down? 
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