University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Curriculum and Resources
Pest Private Eye: The following PowerPoint Presentation can be used in conjunction with the Teacher's Guide and the Pest Private Eye video game to teach about Integrated Pest Management.
The PPT can be downloaded and adapted to your needs, or you can use the completed flash movie version. The Pest Private Eye Teacher's Guide is available as a PDF download from this page or in print.
- IPM PowerPoint (PPT)
- IPM PowerPoint (Flash movie - 800 X 600)
- Teacher's Guide (PDF 1.6 MB)
- Pest PI Educator Survey: Please take this survey to let us know how you use the Pest PI in your classroom, library, or other venue.
Bumble Boosters: A cooperative project of the UNL Department of Entomology, the Lincoln Public Schools Science Focus Program, and the Folsom Children's Zoo. Partner schools involved receive teaching kits for use in conducting authentic research on NE bumble bees.
Bugs in the Classroom: Provides modules, lesson plans, activities for educators wanting to incorporate insects into their curriculums.
Honeybee Trading Cards for Youth Education: A set of 18 honeybee trading cards are available from the Nebraska Beekeepers Association for youth education.
Virtual Insect Collection: Photos of Nebraska insects and other arthropods
Other State Resources
Carolina Biological Supply, Inc: One source of insects and other scientific supplies for schools
Discovering IPM: An Inquirty Approach to Learning Integrated Pest Management: From Clemson University, this site offers a 4th grade IPM curriculum
Elementary Urban IPM Curriculum: From Michigan State University, this site provides the opportunity for K-6 educators in formal and informal settings to use IPM as the real world them in which to engage in scientific and interdisciplinary learning.
EPA Student/Teacher website: The main Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) site for teacher resources, student assistance and kids education. Provides links to lessons, activities, and resources in all divisions of EPA.
Integrated Pest Management Curriculum for Connecticut: Includes K-8 IPM lesson plans from the University of Connecticut.
Integrated Pest Management for Iowa Schools: Includes K-12 IPM lesson plans from Iowa State University.
Mosquito Control Education: Education plays a primary role in the integrated pest management program for 4th graders used by Leon County Mosquito Control.
Pest Patrol Action Kit: From the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, this site includes hands on activities for use in the classroom as well as information on pests such as insects and weeds.
Pesticide Safety Bingo: Learn all about pesticide safety from EPA's bingo game!
School IPM: Integrated Pest Management in Schools: Maintained by the University of Florida and supported by EPA, this site includes general IPM information, teaching curriculums, and administrator information.
Youth Entomology Resources: From the University of Kentucky, this site gives information and lesson plans about insects for a variety of age groups.