Scarecrow and Ladybugs

Students will hunt for bugs in the schoolyard garden and research to determine if they are pests or beneficial insects. They will then take a closer look at at pests and model how they spread and discuss different ways to prevent them. Lastly, students will take a closer look at beneficial insects such as pollinators and discuss methods for protecting and providing for them.

Concepts: N/A

Essential Questions

  • How can we provide or protect what beneficial insects need to grow and thrive?
  • How can we control the growth of pest populations?

Standards Addressed

  • S3L2a. Students will explain the effects of pollution to the habitats of plants and animals.
  • S3L2b. Students will identify ways to protect the environment (conservation of resources, recycling of materials).