This package includes activities for an interdisciplinary approach to science and ELA that's all about BEES.
Included you'll find a selection of FIVE differentiated non-fiction reading passages and creative activities for students from 5th to 10th grade.
I use these cross-curricular materials with my 9th and 10th grade students, and select from the differentiated materials for my
Special Ed students. Many of the pages would be appropriate
for the best fifth and sixth grade students.
Perfect for use with Girl Scout troops for badge earning in environment and science.
I hope your students enjoy learning about bees!
1. cover: The Buzz About BEES
2. Teacher notes
3-4. Table of Contents
5-7. BEE BODIES: Read about the structures that make bees well adapted to their environment. QUESTIONS and FAST FACTS about BEES in color and In black and white.
8-10. CALLING ALL BEES: Read about experiments that examined bee communication about flower location. Two pages of questions based on the reading. CAUSE and EFFECT: match causes and effects.
11-12. A BEE OR NOT A BEE: Read how mimicking bees helps to protect the hoverfly from predation. Reinforcement activity to stress warning colors and a related experimental design scenario with questions addressing hypothesis and experimental design.
13-14. IT’S GOOD TO BEE ALIVE: Read about bee castes, life cycle and life span. One page of questions to accompany the reading passage.
15-17. INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK BEE SUMMARY: Cut out the honeycomb shaped notebook, fold, glue, and summarize what you’ve learned about bees. A blank template is included so you can customize your own summary booklet.
18. FOOD CHAIN: Cut and paste the arrows to build a food chain including honeybees.
19-21: BUILD YOUR OWN ENERGY PYRAMID: In two levels for differentiated lessons. A three sided pyramid and a four sided pyramid to cut, glue, and fill out. Can be included in an interactive science notebook..
22-23. PHOTO ID CARDS: hoverfly, honeybee, Africanized vs. European bees, and pollination.
24-26. HONEYBEE CLASSIFICATION: Infographics in full color and in black and white show the classification levels for the honeybee. One page with fill-ins for review, testing or homework.
27. USING A CLASSIFICATION KEY: Identify six arthropods using the dichotomous key.
28-29. INTERPRETING and GRAPHING DATA: Students will graph data related to the bee waggle dance in two different species. Questions related to the data.
30. BEE WARE: Read about the dangerous spread of Africanized honey bees into the United States.
31. BEES in DECLINE: A current news report describes the outlook for the future if the bee population continues to decline. Three multiple choice questions.
32-34. BUILD YOUR OWN HONEYBEE LIFE CYCLE: Black and white and color illustrations of the four stages of the honeybee life cycle along with four arrows. Students cut out the parts, label and arrange in the proper order. Ideal activity for interactive science notebook.
35-36. HONEYBEE LIFE CYCLE INFOGRAPHICS: in full color and black and white. Use as posters or at stations.
37-38. FOOD CHAIN PHOTO ID CARDS: In full color and black and white. Goldenrod, honeybee, bee eater, fox.
39-51. ANSWER KEYS for all questions and activities.
Addresses these NGSS Areas:
ETS1.B: DEVELOPING POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
LS1.B: GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF ORGANISMS
LS1.D: INFORMATION PROCESSING
LS2.A: INTERDEPENDENT RELATIONSHIPS IN ECOSYSTEMS
LS2.B: CYCLES OF MATTER AND ENERGY TRANSFER IN ECOSYSTEMS
LS2.C: ECOSYSTEM DYNAMICS, FUNCTIONING, AND RESILIENCE
LS4.D: BIODIVERSITY AND HUMANS
ETS1.B: DEVELOPING POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
LS3.A: INHERITANCE OF TRAITS
LS4.A: EVIDENCE OF COMMON ANCESTRY AND DIVERSITY
LS4.B: NATURAL SELECTION
ESS3.C: HUMAN IMPACTS ON EARTH SYSTEMS
ETS1.C: OPTIMIZING THE DESIGN SOLUTION
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