Do Not Swat The Wasp

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This article covers human relationships with wasps, and why they’re so important for the environment. It lists various facts about wasps, as well as their ecosystem services such as pest control and pollination. The article includes a variety of figures, images, and discussion prompts.

This article is from Frontiers for Young Minds, a project of the Frontiers research journal. It asks scientists to re-write their research papers at a middle school level — and then has middle and high school students serve as the editors! We recommend these articles as good, grade-appropriate sources of information for students.

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1 review for Do Not Swat The Wasp

  1. LessonHiveAdmin

    This is a fun reading reviewed and edited by students 12-14 years of age, their intended audience. It is a great introduction to wasps and the many ecosystem services they provide.

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