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A Mouse- and Pesticide-Free House
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Mice are cute, but not in your cereal box. This is a fact sheet provided by the Northwest Coalition for Alternative to Pesticides (the actual article was published by the Journal of Pesticide Reform). It is representative of the approach that the NCAP takes....
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Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Fact sheet - Glossary - Web site
Summary: Natural enemies (photographs and information), tutorials that include insect primers, IPM strategies and tactics and a comprehensive glossary make this site everything you would expect from Cornell University.
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Bug Identification
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials
Summary: This is an interactive key that keys to Order. The key works for adult insects and it not intended for other stages.
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Bug Spray
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Need to implement some type of insect, animal, lice, mite, odor, fungus, snake, lizard or just about any kind of pest control? If yes, you are probably on the right page. Their goal is to offer information on whatever is bugging you! Just scroll down t...
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Cockroaches
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet - List
Summary: This creepy crawly page, (using the language of the website designer) provides valuable insite into the biology and requirements of the Common, American, German, Brown-Banded, Smokey Brown and Australian Cockroaches. Suggestions for control are provided from...
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Critter Chemistry
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: Nature is all about chemistry. This collection of articles provides valuable insight into the animal kingdom and some of the chemical features of these wonderful creatures. For example, what is special about the feat of gecko feet that allows them to hang o...
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Exploring Urban Integrated Pest Management
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Exploring Urban Integrated Pest Management provides activities and resources for Teaching K-6. The educational material is downloadable. This resource provides the opportunity for K-6 educators in formal and informal settings to use IPM as the real-world them...
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Fight the Bite Integrated Pest Management
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: The University of Illinois Extension has provided a fact sheet on the West Nile Virus, it's transmission and relationship with humans as well as other mammals, and tips for reducing insect populations using an intergrated pest management system.
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Glossary of Insecta Terms
Type: Glossary
Summary: A glossary of entomological terms.
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Green Module for Biochemistry: A New Chemical Family of Insecticides Exemplified by CONFIRM Selective Caterpillar Control Agent
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: The topic of green chemistry could be incorporated into a traditional biochemistry class quite easily without requiring a large amount of class time. Most biochemistry classes include a discussion of enzyme mechanisms and kinetics. One could use acetylchol...
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Green Module for Chemical Toxicology: Biochemical Toxicology of Insecticides The Road Towards Reduced-Risk Insecticides
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module is intended primarily for use in an upper level undergraduate course in biochemical toxicology although it may also be applicable to upper level courses in biochemistry, environmental science, and biology. It is assumed that the students have had...
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Insect Identifier
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials
Summary: Insect anatomy, taxonomy, and insect identifcation based upon winged, wingless, and modified wings. Nicely done, easy to use resource.
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Insects, Mites & Spiders: Articles & Resources
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: A guide to identify pests includes ants, bees/wasps, beetles/bugs, butterlies/moths,flies, termites, spiders as well as many others and pesticide resources.
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Integrated Pest Management for Schools
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Safer Pest Control is working from the ground up to promote safe alternatives to pesticides in Illinois. Safer Pest Control Project N.F.P. (SPCP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the public health risks and environmental impacts of pesticide...
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Integrated Pest Management for Schools and Child Care Facilities
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Purdue's IPM for Schools and Child Care Facilities concentrates on the issues and needs of school and childcare facility administrators and provides a variety of resources. These are designed to help meet the needs of the school with special consideration to...
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Integrated Pest Management for Schools: A How-to Manual
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Integrated pest management principles in schools helpf to reduce contact with toxic substances in the school environment. EPA promotes integrated pest management through documents such as the IPM for Schools: A How-to Manual. IPM is a process that emplys a p...
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IPM for Pennsylvania Schools: A How-To Manual Revised 2004 Edition
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: Specifically for Pennsylvania schools, this 136-page manual is available online in parts or in its entirety. You may also order hard copies of the manual; copies are free for all Pennsylvania school districts and $7 plus $5 shipping and handling per order for...
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IPM for Teachers Curriculum
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: The contencts appear designed for upper grade levels, they are linked to science standards. Sections include: biology of insects and weeds, soil ecosystems and biological controls, pesticides, chemical controls, agriculture, natural areas, and IPM in schools,...
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Kentucky IPM Picture Sheets
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Picture sheets for quick photo identification of pests (field crops, fruits, vegetables) and beneficial insects are provided. Additional fact sheets and manuals are provided for IPM of a great variety of pests.
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National Pest Management Association Inc
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Language Options - List - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: This resource is designed for consumers and professionals in the pest control industry. The website offers teacher resources, activities for children interested in learning more about pests, and it offers a link to locate recommended professionals.
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Pennsylvania IPM Program (The)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: A valuable site for gaining information on many aspects of IPM. The education section includes resources for teachers complete with lessons for all grade levels.
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Pest World for Kids
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This pest and insect site should appeal to all ages. Interactive learning games, lesson plans for teachers, facts sheets and pest post cards are quite creative as well as informative.
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School IPM: IPM Standards Available for Schools
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet - List - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Lessons, school building and school grounds standards, scorecards, inspection and sanitation techniques, and most of the basics are referenced and linked to in this downloadable PDF formatted document. The entire document is 165 and 1125 KB. Topics include pes...
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Schoolyard Garden and Habitat Project
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: The Schoolyard Garden and Habitat program serves high school students with specific learning disabilities.
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Skeeter Reader, The
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Materials
Summary: A 2-page PDF for children on mosquitos and West Nile Virus prevention is available.
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Understanding the Organism Insect and Arthropod Biology and ID
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: This lesson provides tools for identification of insects and understanding the organism's life cycles and survival requirements.
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Vermicomposting
Grade Level: Elementary - High School
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: Instruction on vermicomposting in the classroom, at home, and as an academic exercise are provided. Resources include fact sheets on the role of worms, worm and worm bin supply sources, classroom worm composting and an animated interactive game (The Adventure...
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Vermicomposting (Making Good use of Garbage!)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Vermicomposting fun facts, information, activities, music (including The Littlest Worm), and reasons to consider vermicomposting.
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West Nile Virus Educational Materials
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Language Options
Summary: Various fact sheets and educational documents on West Nile Virus and mosquitos are available through the Fairfax County (Virginia) Health Department. Many of these are applicable throughout the country but what makes this desirable is sheets are provided in a...
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Worm Bin Creatures Alive Through a Microscope
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Worm Bin Creatures Alive Through a Microscope provides a captivating look at rarely seen (close-up) organisms of the compost and worm bins. The video is 31 minutes and cost is $25 (July 2004).
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Worm Guide: A Vermicomposting Guide for Teachers (The)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This guide provides teachers with information on how to start and maintain a successful classroom worm bin. Includes the basics of vermicomposting, worm bin building plans, troubleshooting and fundraising tips, classroom activities, and useful case studies of...
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Worm Woman
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Mary Appelhof's site for worm composting resources, provides video clips, feature articles and activities,and WormEzine magainze (free monthly magazine on vermicomposting
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Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up & Maintain a Worm Composting System
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook
Summary: NonFiction (Lesson, Text)

Author Mary Appelhof

ISBN 0942256107

This has been long considered the definitive guide to vermicomposting by Mary Appelhoff). Authors Mary Appelhof. Topics include how to set up bins, what kinds of wo...

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Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better Environment
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook
Summary: NonFiction

Authors Mary Appelhof, Mary Frances Fenton and Barbara Loss Harris

ISBN 0-942256-05-0This classroom activity book complements "Worms Eat My Garbage" (the definitive guide to vermicomposting by Mary Appelhoff).

Books lis...

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