Nature 6: Celebrate the Earth with Insects: Mosquitos and Monarchs–Insect Ecology and Eco-Sense

View this video with Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager at the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden to learn about the life cycles of monarch butterflies and mosquitos and find out how you can garden with native plants to support pollinators and control mosquito breeding to protect against the diseases carried by some species of these insect “pests.”  You can learn more about the topic at the website of the Missouri Botanical Garden by clicking here.

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.


Teacher Tools

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.


Teacher Tool 605: Independent Research/Creation Station Activity--Pollinator Game

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides a hands-on Creation Station activity that students create as a result of independent research as they engage in learning about pollinating insects and the process of plant pollination.