This annotated slideshow adapted from KET's Electronic Field Trip to the Forest illustrates how blight decimated the American chestnut tree and the methods scientists use to identify and pollinate the remaining trees to create blight-resistant trees.
5th grade students work together in teams to create an ecosystem to support Pacific Northwest pollinators.
This year, we are taking a cue from the honey bee, and trying our best to adapt to new environments. Whether this is an online classroom, part-time school, or full-time classroom planning, The Bee Cause Project is here to meet you where you are with plug and play pollinator lesson plans.
The Back to School Bee Program is built to begin with the Six Week Bee Unit and then adapt to your classroom as you see fit. The Six Week Bee Unit can be completed in sequence, or as individual lesson plans. Each of our new resources has teacher guides, are mapped to the standards, and are easily adapted to digital platforms.
This interactive game is a great assessment tool for the Bee A Friend to Pollinators lesson. Easy for educators to use in the face-to-face and digital classroom.
Our mission is to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards while protecting our planet's most precious pollinators. The resources we have provided are designed to engage students through observation-based and hands-on learning with a little help from our tiny friends -- the bees! This unit of study has ample resources including teacher guides, video links, material lists, background information, standards mapping, and engaging work for students.
The Bee Cause Project's Digital Field Trip Series takes the audience along on an adventure into the lives of pollinators! The Honey Harvest Field Trip follows beekeepers Gabby and Wayne Staats as they harvest honey from their own honey bee hives.
In this lesson students will learn about the different types of bees, the bee life cycle, and the importance of bees for our local ecosystems. Includes some background information about bees and instructions for the pollination simulation activity.
Time: 45-50 minutes
Materials: "The Honeybee Man" or other book about bees and pollination, small bag of cheetos, pip cleaners, various colors of construction paper, pompoms (small and medium), small dixie cups for water, straws (15 per group), jewerly bags, and yarn
The study of biomimicry and sustainable design promises great benefits in design applications, offering cost-effective, resourceful, non-polluting avenues for new enterprise. An important final caveat for students to understand is that once copied, species are not expendable. Biomimicry is intended to help people by identifying natural functions from which to pattern human-driven services. Biomimicry was never intended to replace species. Ecosystems remain in critical need of ongoing protection and biodiversity must be preserved for the overall health of the planet. This activity addresses the negative ramifications of species decline. For example, pollinators such as bees are a vital work force in agriculture. They perform an irreplaceable task in ensuring the harvest of most fruit and vegetable crops. In the face of the unexplained colony collapse disorder, we are only now beginning to understand how invaluable these insects are in keeping food costs down and even making the existence of these foods possible for humans.
This curriculum builds upon many years of educating students in the garden and scales up content across grades and lessons for instructional scaffolding. It is designed as an interactive teaching tool to be co-taught with classroom teachers and garden instructors as leads. Each lesson connects directly to standards: Next Generation Science, Common Core State, Physical Education, and Environmental and Health Education. The concise and easy to-follow lessons are a packed 45 minutes for preschool through fifth grade. Flexibility is important, so some lessons include several activities that teachers can choose from to accommodate their lesson plans. Consistency is also important, so lessons follow themes and structures found in the Curriculum Map. 360 pages.
Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.
By the end of this section, you will be able to:Explain how angiosperm diversity is due, in part, to multiple interactions with animalsDescribe ways in which pollination occursDiscuss the roles that plants play in ecosystems and how deforestation threatens plant biodiversity
By the end of this section, you will be able to:Describe what must occur for plant fertilizationExplain cross-pollination and the ways in which it takes placeDescribe the process that leads to the development of a seedDefine double fertilization
Charleston County School District Nutrition Services and the Green Heart Project are excited to be partnering this year for Harvest of the Month with their friends from The Bee Cause Project providing delicious honey. Enjoy this fun and easy demonstration of Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Cinnamon! Simple and delicious foods from Mother Nature are always a winner with your students!
Earth Challenge 2020 is a brand new citizen science app where you and your students can collect data on air quality, plastic pollution, insect populations, and food sustainability in your community! In the insect widget, you can collect data on your local bee populations by submitting photos of bees you find. You can also learn to classify different types of bees in the app and sort photos that will train technology to help scientists understand bee populations around the world
In the Education Resource Library, you will find a variety of tools to help your students learn about environmental issues and how to make a change in their communities! Use our beginner, intermediate, and advanced activities on insects to learn about bee behavior, habitat, and pollination. These fun and engaging activities will build students’ understanding of bees and help them protect them at school or at home. Feel free to use these activities as an introduction to Earth Challenge 2020 or stand-alone during a pollinator lesson.
Learn how to make a pollinator garden and use the planning worksheet to start planning one for your home or school from Earthday.org!