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Student determine how to manage pests using biological control. They examine how knowledge of the pest's food chain is helpful in managing pests. Finally, they identify the three groups of biological control agents. They listen, take notes, and complete answers to questions presented on a PowerPoint while deciding if each picture is a predator, parasite, or pathogen.
Students view a plastic cockroach, mouse, or picture of a pest and discuss if they belong inside the house or school. They discuss what a pest is and brainstorm what makes it a pest and ways to get rid of them. They then discover dangers of using pesticides and then learn about IPM.
Students explore the basic biology of a pest. They identify the four major kinds of insect mouthparts and explain how they work. Students examine the specific mouthparts and how they can limit food resources and in what environment an organism can survive. Students explore how insect biology affects pest management techniques.
Students examine the eastern bluebird and acquire knowledge regarding their species and their struggle for survival. In this blue bird project instructional activity, students explore the blue birds' habitat and discover how they are excellent integrated pest management allies.