Ladybug Release

As part of a study of garden friends and foes, primary graders release and observe ladybugs in the school garden.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Classroom Considerations
  • Requires set-up time including the purchase of the ladybugs and the misting of the release area
  • Schedule the activity to coordinate the eight-week life cycle of the ladybug with the climate of your area
  • Check out the many ladybug resources available online
  • Check to see that aphids or other garden pests are present in the release area
Pros
  • A reading of Gail Gibbons' Ladybugs is suggested as a discussion starter
  • A link to ladybug crafts is provided
Cons
  • No templates for the observation sheets are provided
Common Core