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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) - Biology

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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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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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Green Module for Environmental Chemistry: Antifoulants
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Language Options - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This module is primarily adapted for use in an Environmental Chemistry course. In addition this module may also be of interest in Freshman Chemistry (half-life, solubility and concentration units), Biochemistry (biodegradation) and Toxicology (acute toxicity,...
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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: 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 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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IPM Institute of North America School IPM
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Checklist - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: IPM standards for school buildings and grounds, links, resources, as they apply to schools are provided in a very comprehensive format. An IPM school certification page is being developed.
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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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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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Teacher's Guide to Indoor Air Quality
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Glossary - List - Manual/Handbook
Summary: The National Safety Council's Environmental Health Center (NSC's EHC) and the US EPA have developed a Teacher's Guide to Indoor Air Quality. This guide is an excellent companion tool to accompany the IAQ Tools for Schools. The guide provides worksheets and an...
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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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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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