Calling all Junior Entomologists! We have ourselves a sticky insect emergency. The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive species which is currently spreading across North America. Although they do not pose any risk to humans or pets, they do attack local native and agricultural plants like grapes, apples, stone fruits, walnut and willow.
This creative design challenge is fun printable worksheet set to encourage young children and students to find out more about the threats of invasive species, particularly insects, to local ecology and industries.
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Printable & Activity Objectives
Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 6-8 hours, Items Needed: Colouring and writing pencils.
In this activity, your child will learn about Spotted Lanternflies, stages of its life cycle and their continued threat to the local ecology and industries.
It will help your child or student:
Learn about the life cycle of the Spotted Lanternfly and how to spot them in the wild during their different stages.
Improve their understanding of insect distribution and pest management.
Learn how to create awareness about the threat of invasive species to the local ecology.
Improve his/her artistic and creative skills by drawing and colouring a public service announcement poster about invasive species.
How to Get Started
Simple steps to start:
Research and find out more about the Spotted Lanterflies. Here's an animated video about the escalating threat of Spotted Lanterflies in the US state of Pennsylvania:
Here's a video on how to identify Spotted Lanternflies and what they look like in each stage of its life cycle (start video from 1 min 41 secs):
Find out more on how to treat invasive species. Here's a good video about how humans have dealt with invasive species in the past, what has worked and what has backfired:
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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack
This printable creative design challenge consists of 2 printable worksheets for your students or children to find out more about the Spotted Lanternfly. Here's what it consists of:
1 life cycle of the Spotted Lanternfly colouring sheet.
1 invasive insect awareness (Spotted Lanternfly) colouring sheet/poster. (You need to find out the right authorities in charge of managing invasive pest in your state/city)
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