Garden Wars

COLLECTION

MIDDLE SCHOOL |  SCIENCE

Garden Wars

Students will investigate role of pests and predators in an organic garden by observing symbiotic relationships. Students will also participate in the Lost Ladybug citizen science project and design a project to attract and/ or release beneficial insects, such as green lacewings or ladybugs, to eat aphids.

Concepts: Predators & Prey

Essential Questions

  • In a garden ecosystem, which relationships are competitive, harmful, or beneficial?
  • How have plants adapted to compete and survive?
  • What effect do pollinators have on a garden habitat?
  • How can organic gardeners reduce predators and encourage pollinators for cultivated plants?