Beneficial Insects

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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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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource as a lesson plan, or print the packet out to give directly to students
Classroom Considerations

  • The first in a series of six lessons that focuses on the study of entomology and insects
Pros

  • Promotes the positive exploration of pesticides
  • The nine-page packet comes with background information for teachers, vocabulary, an assessment worksheet, and answer key
Cons

  • Some terms may be difficult to pronounce 
Common Core