Pests And Pesticides In Agriculture

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In this lesson plan, students will learn about different types of pests, weeds, and diseases. This lesson plan can be covered in three 30-minute class periods, including extension activities and game suggestions.

The activities cover the following topics:

    • What is a pest? What are the different types of pests?
    • What pests affect certain crops, like corn?
    • What steps need to be taken when a pest is found?
    • What are the different kinds of control methods?
    • How do we stay safe when using pesticides?
    • How do you read pesticide labels and record pesticide use?

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Grade Level

NGSS STEM Practices



Resource Type

Standards Present


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1 review for Pests And Pesticides In Agriculture

  1. LessonHiveAdmin

    We really like that this lesson focuses on letting students discuss and generate ideas about what pests are and how to control them. However, we feel like it could use more structure, and perhaps a pre-post test, or KWL (know-want to know-learned).

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