Bringing The Outside In—Insects And Their Galls

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Ever wonder what those strange balls on leaves or stems are? These masses of tissue are made by different plants in reaction to gall insect larvae releasing certain chemicals when they consume the leaves. This article includes three activities to learn about gall development, larvae development, and the different species that may emerge.

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Grade Level

NGSS STEM Practices

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Resource Type

Standards Present


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Creation Date

Before 2010

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1 review for Bringing The Outside In—Insects And Their Galls

  1. LessonHiveAdmin

    This is an older resource, but has great information about how to use galls in the classroom. It’s not a lesson plan, but has both instructions for collection and multiple suggestions for how to start with student questions (What made this and why?) to investigations.

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