Public Education

School Programs

5th Grade

The Good, The Bad, The Mosquito

Teachers may choose between a one-day or two-day program. For both programs students will participate in an interactive presentation to discuss the life cycle of the mosquito, anatomy of a mosquito, diseases transmitted by mosquitoes and efforts used to control mosquitoes. The presentation includes a PowerPoint element and wraps up each session with a mini-lab observing adult mosquitoes or investigating mosquito predators. All lessons have been linked to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) and include pre/post curriculum materials.

Middle School

Mosquitoes, Other Insects & their Adaptations

Teachers and students will be involved in a two-day interactive program.  Discussion will include a variety of insects to highlight different characteristics and adaptations that allow for classification and survival.  We will then focus on mosquito anatomy and life cycle, diseases and viruses mosquitoes can spread, as well as current and historical control efforts.  On the second day students will complete a microscope lab identifying different mosquito body parts and observe a variety of insects.  The program has been aligned with the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS).

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Contact: Jillian Meek • Certified Teacher
office: (727) 376-4568 (ext. 226)
mobile: (727)-514-1551

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