Southern Pine Beetle Activity Book (Grades 3-5)


The "Advanced" version of our activity books is aimed at grades 3-5, and can be downloaded as a PDF. 

This activity book contains:

  • A 2-page comic about a southern pine beetle outbreak in the Oconee National Forest, and how the Plant Heroes step in to save the day
  • A life cycle maze which introduces the student to the different life stages of the beetle
  • An exercise to identify and learn more about host trees
  • A fill-in-the-blank worksheet about the symptoms of a beetle attack
  • An introduction to population dynamics that asks students to think about hypothetical population scenarios
  • A crossword with vocabulary to synthesize what your students have learned

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