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55 resources with the concept pests

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How to Eat a Forest - Southern Pine Beetle-Style

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Small but mighty! Discover how one beetle decimates an entire forest. Participants play a game to simulate a growing southern pine beetle population. After observing various possible scenarios, scholars reflect on the role different...
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How to Eat a Tree - An Insect’s Guide to Finding Food in the Forest

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore forest health and an unwanted dinner guest—the insect. Group members read about insect/tree adaptations and interactions and create descriptive advertisements for use in a team exercise. A follow-up discussion dives deeper into...
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Discovering Integrated Pest Management: Grade 5

For Teachers 5th
Pest or pet ... it may be a matter of perspective. Budding scientists learn about insects in a hands-on series of lessons. They search for evidence of pests in everyday places and then manage their own insects as they study the habits of...
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Bedbugs. Seriously!?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Want to drastically reduce the number of naps attempted in class? Show a video about bedbugs! Learners discover a pest so persistent that entomologists are confounded by their resilience and adaptability. The narrator discusses our...
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Field Day: Be an IPM Detective

For Students 4th - 5th
Become a pest detective! Individually or in small groups, scholars scout the land to discover which pests—plant and animal—inhabit it, determine whether the pests are endangering the environment, and summarize their findings.
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Weed IPM

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Go on a weed hunt! Scholars gain insight into the characteristics of plants and examine the outdoor environment in order to identify five different types of weeds. Learners then show what they know with a one-page reflection.
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Insect IPM

For Students 4th - 5th
Find out the characteristics that makes a bug an insect with a workbook designed to inform scholars about the crawly creatures that live around us. Scholars complete an ant-themed word search, answer questions using a solution key, and...
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What is IPM?

For Students 4th - 5th
Discover what a pest is and how to identify one with a lesson that looks closely at our outside world and taxonomy. Scholars investigate insects and plants to practice their identification skills, take a survey, and explore the...
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There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Although mosquitoes are prey to millions of animals, they are also a deadly predator to humans. Through a simulation game, groups of learners explore predator-prey relationships. Over rounds, data is collected and used to create graphs...
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Johnny Appleseed Would Be Proud

For Teachers 7th - 8th
An apple a day keeps the doctor away — unless the apple itself has a disease. In the last installment of a four-part series, young scientists research different types of diseases affecting apples and apple trees. Using the results of...
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Dormant Demons

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Don't weed out this resource; be sure to use it. The third exercise of a four-part series has young scholars conduct an experiment on the germination rate of weeds in different soils. The results of the experiment should highlight...
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A Weed by Any Other Name

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Let your knowledge grow like weeds. The second installment of a four-part series teaches pupils about weeds, their classifications, and their characteristics. An investigation into weeds has the class finding, collecting, drawing, and...
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All About Insects

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Insects are the focus of an activity that looks deep into the anatomy and metamorphosis of everyday bugs. Two worksheets reinforce knowledge obtained through a teacher-guided grand conversation and insect observation.
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Preferred Destinations

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Pests vacation, too! Here, scholars create travel brochures or posters that inform others about a habitat in which a pest lives. Travel information to be included contains everything from pictures to resort names to slogans down to the...
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All About Rodents

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Get to the know the common house mouse and the Norway rat with an activity that reinforces reading comprehension skills. Scholars read a three-page document detailing key information about mammals, specifically rodents, and use their...
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In Search of Life

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Explore the habitats around you with an activity that takes kids out of the classroom to learn about the local variety of habitats and the living things that call them home. In small groups, scholars investigate their surroundings,...
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Create an Animal

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Think beyond the animals and habitats we've already discovered and allow scholars to dream up their very own habitat and an animal that lives there. Class members present the new habitat and animal on a poster alongside an...
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Friend or Foe?

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
What one person thinks is a pest may not be a pest to someone else. Here, scholars examine the characteristics of living things and pests through grand conversation and a variety of activities. Class members play a game of pest or not a...
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Beneficial Insects

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
A lot of people think of insects as pests. But actually, some insects are beneficial because they get rid of pests! After learning about beneficial insects, class members research given insects to find out if they are pests or predators.
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Small Creatures in the Home

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
I suppose there are a lot of different creatures that dwell in our homes. You and your class can learn about the various insects, bugs, and spiders that call our houses home. The house fly, furniture beetle, silver fish, clothes moth,...
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Mystery Marauders

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate plants with pest damage. In this plant life lesson, students study plants that have been damaged by insects. Students try to discover which insects are causing the damage.
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May I Take Your Order?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
If you're a pest, come and get a tasty meal here! Scholars work collaboratively to construct a mini restaurant out of a shoe box and create a menu that feeds a pest their favorite food. 
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Inspecting The School

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Keep your eyes peeled for pests! Here, scholars inspect their campus for signs of living things such as insects and rodents. Upon observation, class members record their findings and present the information to their peers.  
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Wanted Dead or Alive

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Wanted! Pests are on the loose! Here, class members create a wanted poster highlighting one pest. Posters includes a picture, description, and signs of pest activity.