Inspecting The School

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Keep your eyes peeled for pests! Here, scholars inspect their campus for signs of living things such as insects and rodents. Upon observation, class members record their findings and present the information to their peers.  

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Instructional Ideas

  • Gather a class set of plastic gloves for learners to wear during the activity
  • Ask for parent or guardian volunteers to supervise small groups while working outside 
  • Pose focus questions on a classroom blog; encourage pupils to respond and reply to their peers 
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource is the seventh resource in a series of 12 that looks at living things and integrated pest management
Pros

  • The activity reinforces observational skills 
  • Class members have the chance to spend time outdoors 
Cons

  • The activity does not lend itself to major Common Core standards