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Children's Health Curriculum Lesson 2: Pesky Pests and Household Hazards

Lesson 2

This lesson teaches kids about pests, pesticides, and how to get rid of pests in homes and schools safely by taking away their food, water, and shelter.

Kids Will Be Able To:

  • define pests, pesticides, household hazards, chemicals, and toxic;
  • list the steps to take if they ingest or touch a household hazard; and
  • name three household pests and explain how to safely get rid of them.

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Lesson 2: Pesky Pests and Household Hazards

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Instructor materials:
Lesson Cards (PDF) (11 pp, 3 MB)

Handouts for students:
Househouse Hazards Hunt (PDF) (15 pp, 2 MB)
Take Home Talk (PDF) (1 pg, 650 K)


Poster 1 Pests (PDF) (2 pp, 979 K)
Poster 1 Pests

Poster 2 Pests (PDF) (2 pp, 2 MB)
Poster 2 Pests

Poster 3 Pests (PDF) (2 pp, 559 K)
Poster 3 Pests

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