6 M4 - Insecticides: Costs vs. Benefits

Supporting Materials

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A New Home to DDT

This article from the New York Times explains how DDT usage resurged in Africa to kill mosquitoes and reduce the instances of malaria.


An Inconvenient Truth

Former Vice President Al Gore presents an eye-opening and compelling view of the future of our planet - and our civilization - in the MUST-SEE documentary of the year. This is a wake-up call that cuts through myths and misconceptions to deliver the message that global warming is a real and...

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Biological Energy—Here, Let Me Fix It!

Text developed by the Utah State Office of Education and Utah educators about the effects that humans have on food webs.

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DDT—Dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane Video

Science can help us to take action to improve our health and the environment. Banning DDT in 1972 is considered one of the most important steps in protecting wildlife and people from the effects of pesticides and has set the course for future research into the effects of the chemicals we use....

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It’s Old Mac Science Guy’s “Farming” show, E-I-E-I-O.

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How DDT Harmed Hawks and Eagles

Article from Helium.com about how DDT harmed raptors, or birds of prey.

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John Stossel - DDT

John Stossel ad Richard Tren detail how the DDT ban, a great victory for environmentalism, has led to a multitude of deaths throughout the world.

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Learning to Make Systematic Decisions

This article provides some examples of how students have used the systematic decision making process in a science curriculum.

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Malaria Carrying Mosquito Crash Lands Due to His Insecticide

Article about Paul Muller, the chemist who discovered DDT.

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Pollution Solutions

This episode doesn’t stink, even though it’s about pollution....


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