Nature 12: Do Mosquitos do any good things for the environment?


Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager at the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden, answers the question.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 27: Independent Research/Writing Activity--To Spray or Not to Spray

This teacher tool provides an independent research and writing activity focused on student learning about pesticides and mosquitos. This activity accompanies the following Educate.Today videos: Nature-6, Nature-12, Nature-14, Nature-19.


Teacher Tool 32: Primary Source Activity--No More Mosquitos

This teacher tool is an example of using primary sources in the classroom to help student learning. Use this lesson plan with the videos listed below and as an example to follow with other videos or images of your own as your students study insects, nature, and the writing of an argumentative essay. Educate.Today videos related to this teacher tool are:
Sample Video-116: Flag and Location of Argentina
Nature 10: Identifying a Male from a Female Mosquito
Nature 11: Do all mosquitos spread diseases to humans?
Nature 12: Do mosquitos do any good things for the environment?
Nature 13: The Life Cycle of a Mosquito
Nature 14: Ways to Control Mosquitos
Nature 19: The Effectiveness of Mosquito Repellants


Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.