Discovering Integrated Pest Management: Grades 2–7

This Discovering Integrated Pest Management: Grades 2–7 unit also includes:

How are pests managed in a way that supports ecosystems? Individuals explore insects and ecology with a variety of hands-on activities. They learn about ecosystems and food webs by playing a modified game of tag and learn about the anatomy of an insect by comparing diagrams. Then, they explore outside to identify different pests and determine which are natural to their local areas while investigating different pest management applications.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Have scholars explore their own yards at home and compare insects to those found at school
  • Bring in professionals from the community and allow pupils to interview them
Classroom Considerations

  • Lessons can be standalone or complete as a series
  • Makes use of outdoor space, such as a garden or schoolyard

  • Offers a variety of activities from hands-on to direct instruction to research
  • Great real-life application

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