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Grades 3-5: Termitology

This lesson will engage students in an inquiry-based study of the ecology of termites. Through hands-on investigations, students will explore the life cycle of termites, the termite's role in the food web, and the unique social structure of termite colonies.

Correlations with National Standards

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

  • History and Nature of Science: Content Standard G: Science as a human endeavor
  • Life Science: Content Standard C: The characteristics of organisms
  • Science as Inquiry: Content Standard A: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Content Standard F: Types of Resources, Changes in Environments, Science and Technology in Local Challenges
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