Grades 3-5: Before They Were Pests Lesson Plan


In the Before They Were Pests lesson plan, students will explore the native habitats and behaviors of common pests to understand why and how household pests enter our homes. Students will examine the relationship between humans and pests and the limited habitat and resources shared by both.

Correlations with National Standards

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

  • History and Nature of Science: Content Standard G: Science as a human endeavor
  • Life Science: Content Standard C: The characteristics of organisms
  • Science as Inquiry: Content Standard A: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Content Standard F: Types of Resources, Changes in Environments, Science and Technology in Local Challenges
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