In this unit, students will not only learn all about honey bees and their importance, they will also learn about ways that THEY can help the endangered insects.
This resource includes a variety of activities that can be chosen by the teachers in order to be age appropriate and to differentiate more easily, thus making it a perfect fit for students from kindergarten to fourth grade!
Included in this resource are:
- A set of vocabulary words that form a honeycomb on your classroom wall.
- Interactive Notebook activities that fit into individual lap books.
- Access to videos that are for exclusive viewing of resource owners, describing the roles of each member of the honey bee family.
- QR codes and easy to use bit.ly links for students to easily access videos that contribute to their learning.
Questions addressed in this unit are:
- What are the parts of the honey bee?
- Why do we need honey bees?
- Why are honey bees in danger?
- What types of flowers attract honey bees?
- How are bees and wasps the same/different?
- What does the life cycle of the honey bee look like?
- What are the roles of the members of the honey bee colony (family)?
- What can YOU do to help save honeybees?
The project also includes:
- Shape practice (triangles, trapezoids and hexagons)
- The "ee" sound
- Types of -cides (pesticides, herbicides, fungicides) that are dangerous for honey bees.
- A list of websites and additional resources to help students learn about honey bees.