Wasps and Ladybugs

This Wasps and Ladybugs lesson plan also includes:

Can a good bug ever become a bad bug? An elementary entomology resource explores what to do when too many ladybugs or too many bees are in your home and can become a problem.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Review and discuss the differences between bugs and insects as a refresher for class members
  • Read the scientific name and description of each ladybug and have learners identify which one is which while displaying their pictures on the white board 
  • Have group members use the Internet to research the different ladybugs and find out where they live, what color they are, and what is included in their main diet 
Classroom Considerations

  • This is the final of six lessons that focus on integrated pest management and beneficial insects
Pros

  • The eight-page packet comes with background information for teachers and students, note-taking guide, an activity worksheet, and images of real insects
  • Provides background information to distinguish between bees, wasps, and hornets
Cons

  • None
Common Core