Lone Star ticks and other insects are increasingly spreading as a result of warmer temperatures in North America. As the ticks bite animals and humans, it causes meat allergies and threatens public health. This resource is insightful and recommended for teaching.
English Language Arts
Speaking & Listening (K-12)
6.SL.2 Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
6.LS1.5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
7.LS2.2 Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
7.LS2.4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
HS.LS2.7 Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.