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The Mosquito Intelligence Academy (M.I.A.) is a K-6 NGSS-aligned boot camp. Students are empowered to take charge of their properties and halt the mosquito invasion.

Spring: In-Person Visit
Grades K - 3

K - 3
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Gamified Presentation

Visits begin with a brief presentation to review mosquito main points that align with the state standard for the particular grade.

 

Then, students rotate through two experiences:

NGSS-aligned Game Play and the Mosquito Discovery Table.

NGSS-aligned Game Play

Students play NGSS-aligned games based on their grade level. These games reinforce concepts learned in the pre- or post-visit videos.

 

To view the grade-specific videos, click here.

Mosquito Discovery Table

Students explore the Mosquito Discovery table. They see live mosquitoes in various life stages and under the microscope, inspect prepared slides, observe Gambusia affinis (mosquito fish), and match various insect figurines to their life stages.

Looking for something more hands-off and self-guided for younger students? Check out Little Champions.

Spring: In-Person Visit
Grades 4 - 6

4 - 6
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Presentation

Visits begin with a short NGSS-aligned presentation. Students learn about mosquitos, source reduction, and bite prevention. 

Then, students rotate through two experiences: Mosquito Discovery Table and Journey of the Germ. 

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Mosquito Discovery Table

Students explore the Mosquito Discovery table. They see live mosquitoes in various life stages and under the microscope, inspect prepared slides, observe Gambusia affinis (mosquito fish), and match various insect figurines to their life stages.

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Journey of the Germ

Journey of the Germ is an animated and interactive video that details how West Nile virus is spread from host to host by a mosquito. The experience illustrates the surprising difference a few degrees in temperature can make in the spread of West Nile virus.

Video Resources

Video

Grade 1

Take a deep look at the mosquito's body to understand the connection between structure and function.

CA NGSS 1-LS1-1. LS1.A.

Grade 2

Explore biodiversity and humans and discover our role in eliminating mosquito habitat.

CA NGSS 2-LS4-1. LS4.D.

Grade 3

Explore how traits vary, even in mosquitoes and why this makes them so difficult to control.

CA NGSS 3-LS3-1. LS3.A.

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Kindergarten

Compare the basic needs of mosquitoes to humans.

 

CA NGSS K-LS1-1. LS1.C.

Grade 4

Take a deep look at the mosquito's body to understand the connection between structure and function.

CA NGSS 4-LS1-1. LS1.A.

Grade 5

Discover the effect of water quality on the ecosystem and how poor water quality is an invitation to mosquitoes.

CA NGSS 5-ESS3-1. ESS3.C.

Grade 6

Uncover the effects of Climate Change on expanding vector populations.

CA NGSS MS-ESS3-3. ESS3.C.

Game Tutorial Videos

Home Defense Allied Support

Explore the effects of using broad-spectrum pesticides on local ecosystems and learn about the importance of "Tipping and Tossing" to keep your property mosquito-free.​

Secret Mission Tip 'n Toss

Practice taking small steps to protect the environment and "Tip 'n Toss" to keep mosquitoes out of your backyard!

Games
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