Use these questions to check students’ understanding and stimulate discussion:
1. What did the park do to get rid of its poison ivy?
(The park brought in goats to eat the plant.)
2. Did the goats get a rash from the poison ivy?
3. What is urushiol [yu-ROO-shee-ol]?
(The substance in poison ivy that often causes an itchy rash.)
4. How can you identify poison ivy?
(Look for three leaves; leaf edges are smooth or chunky.)
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