This is a problem-based lesson plan tailored towards third grade content standards. However, it can easily be fit towards various grade standards. The problem-based lesson is on a real-life issue we are currently observing in the United States. Students must research the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) causing honeybees to die. Students then create their own hypothesis as to why the colonies are dying and possible ways of prevention or cures.
Amazing way to get students motivated, engaged, asking and answering higher order questions, etc.