MIDDLE SCHOOL | SCIENCE
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
- 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?