Battling Vector-Borne Diseases: Factors That Affect the Mosquito Life Cycle

Slow the spread of disease by slowing disease carriers in their tracks. Learners explore just how they might accomplish this as they experiment with the life cycle of a mosquito under different conditions. Scholars design and conduct experiments based on the conditions they feel will have the most effect. They finish by drawing conclusions based on their observations.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have different groups test different hypotheses
  • Compare class results with what is currently known about the mosquito survival in certain conditions
Classroom Considerations

  • Experiment requires two weeks to complete but only a few minutes each day for observations
Pros

  • Includes a teacher guide to help facilitate the lesson
  • Offers additional resources on the same topic
Cons

  • None