Episode 18: Black Fly Season

Connecting To Curriculum

Read-aloud. Students can follow along while listening. Download a copy of the transcripts here.

Vocabulary. Explore new words. Students will be listening to high level vocabulary in context. Have them identify the definition. Click here for the vocabulary page.

Research. Explore other human-insect interactions

    • The 17-year cycle of the cicada
    • The locust invasion of 1874
    • The deadly Tsetse Fly


Higher grade level students may want to explore some topics in more depth.

  1. Compare and contrast the use and results of DDT and Bti treatments.
  2. Create a model of the Black Fly life cycle.