What's Bugging You?

What's Bugging You? By Pamela Emery and Ethan Heifetz
July 2001

Grade: 4-6

Subjects: Science, Mathematics, English Language Arts, History/Social Science, Visual/Performing Arts

Through a variety of activities, students reinforce their skills of reading, writing, designing, investigating, and problem-solving while learning about a current issue--pest management. The students develop a definition for the word "pest," learn about agricultural pests in a cooperative setting, observe insects in student-made insect observation chambers, learn about the life cycles of certain pests, and create individual and class poems. In a concluding activity, students create an imaginary pest and discuss its hypothetical habitat.