Too Much of a Good Thing?

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Continuing their study of beneficial insects, young entomologists discover where in the world some of these bugs are. By labeling, coloring, and using the scale on a map, pupils explore the territories and arrival of the Asian lady beetle to the United States.

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Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Give learners an atlas to use as a guide when labeling their maps 
  • Print the entire packet and assign it as homework
  • Remind the class the difference between a bug and insect
Classroom Considerations

  • The fifth in a series of six resources designed to explore beneficial pests and integrated pest management
  • Class members should have experience working with a US and world map
Pros

  • Incorporates map skills
  • Creates an interesting approach to exploring how the Asian lady beetle got to the US
Cons

  • None