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Students will learn all about honey bees with these reading comprehension passages and questions. This resource has six pages of informational text about honey bees. Students will learn about why bees are important, how the hive works, the life cycle of bees, bees importance as pollinators, why bees are at risk and what we can do to help bees.
This resource includes text dependent comprehension passages and interactive notebook flaps. Answer Keys are included! This resource also include two task cards with sorting card activities. These are self-checking and can be used as a center for literacy or science or for fast finishers!
This no prep unit is ready to print and use. Great for grades 3-6. This resource is aligned with CCSS for Reading Informational Text.
Science Concepts Addressed in the Reading Passages:
Lifecycle of a Bee
Different Castes of Honey Bees
Colony Collapse Disorder
Importance of Bees to Food Sources
Why Bee Populations are Declining
How to Help Bees
While this unit does not completely cover the NGSS standards, It touches on and addresses concepts in the following standards:
NGSS 3-LS2-1. Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive
NGSS 3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.
NGSS 3-LS4-2. Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing
NGSS 4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
NGSS 4-LS1-2. Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.
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