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4th and 5th grade students learn to use the 6 steps of IPM to help protect the environment in 4 lessons.

If you would like a PDF of the lessons or the Fortune Teller, please contact the webmaster at kje7@cornell.edu.

Fun with Insects, Weeds, and the Environment: One hour workshop packets targeted to 4th and 5th grade students.

  • Lesson 1: What is IPM?
  • Lesson 2: Insect IPM
  • Lesson 3: Weed IPM
  • Lesson 4: Field Day: Be an IPM Detective

Teacher's Guide to Fun with Insects, Weeds and the Environment

  • Introduction
  • Lesson 1: What is IPM?
  • Lesson 2: Insect IPM
  • Lesson 3: Weed IPM
  • Lesson 4: Field Day: Be an IPM Detective

Bonus resource: Helpers and Troublemakers Fortune Teller

Front side of paper foldable fortune teller, showing Helpers (ladybugs, lacewings, centipedes, ground beetles) and Troublemakers (slugs, snails, Japanese beetles, aphids). Descriptions of the Helpers and Troublemakers are in middle sections. Reverse side of Helpers and Troublemakers fortune teller, with diagrams showing how to fold it.