Mosquito School

Age level:

  • Kindergarten-8th grade

Overview:

  • Our grade specific classroom presentations teach students about the biology, ecology and control of mosquitoes.
  • Each class borrows a life cycle kit (for two weeks) that includes live mosquito larvae and mosquitofish.
  • Students safely observe mosquito metamorphosis and an important mosquito predator.
  • Each student is provided with an observation journal or activty book that is used with the life cycle kit.

Our curriculum:

  • We designed our lessons to reinforce the Next Generation Science Standards.
  • The following table includes the presentations, lesson plans and observation journals that we use in classrooms.
  • Click here for our teacher companion site that has supplemental educational materials for classroom use.
  • Presentations for 1st grade and up are provided in PowerPoint format (kindergarten presentation is a YouTube link).
Grade

Presentation Title

(Click to view presentation)

Lesson Plan (PDF)

Supplemental Curriculum (PDF)

K
1st

2nd

3rd
4th
5th
6th
  • Importance of Mosquitoes
  • Lesson Plan
  • 6th grade journal
7th/8th
  • Vectors and Disease
  • Lesson plan
  • 7th/8th grade journal