Let’s Raise Lacewings

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Young entomologists explored beneficial insects and how they help control pests in the first lesson of the series. Now class members take a close look at the lacewing, which is a beneficial insect.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Encourage learners to highlight their answers within the text to demonstrate understanding of their answers
  • Review the distinguishing characteristics between an insect and a bug before implementing the lesson
  • Discuss IPM (integrated pest management)
Classroom Considerations

  • The third of six lessons that focuses on integrated pest management, beneficial insects, and insect anatomy
  • Although the acquiring of lacewing eggs is optional, it enhances the learning experience but is not necessary for exploring the insect

  • The 21-page packet includes background information for instructors, informational text for students, an assessment, vocabulary, and answer keys

  • Some of the diagrams are blurry
Common Core