Curriculum Resources

General Facts

http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/bee-facts.html

http://www.bee-magic.com/beefacts.aspx

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/12/10-amazzzzing-bee-facts-infographic/

Bee Friendlier Website - covering the challenges and more importantly the solutions to support bees.

 

Video showing link between food and pollinators

http://www.sparticl.org/topic/pollination/view/pollinators-putting-food-on-the-table/

Chocolate and Pollinators

2 page information guide that helps students understand the connection between pollinators and chocolate http://www.pollinator.org/Resources/Chocolate%20and%20Pollinators.pdf

Pollinator Gardens and Habitat Program (All ages)

Supplemental curriculum packet as one way to enrich classroom education through a pollinator garden. It includes exercises to expand on and enforce what students have learned about butterfly and pollinator gardens, pollinators, other insects, their relatives and biodiversity.

http://www.pollinator.org/Resources/CoE%20Gardens%20Curriculum.pdf

Pick the Pollinator Game (Age 4-8)

In this game, match seven plants with their pollinators and learn why flowering plants have come to dominate the botanical world. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/pollination-game.html

Bee Pollen Popular (Age 4-8)

A USDA - Montana Curriculum*

http://www.pollinator.org/PDFs/PollinatorActivityBook.pdf

*You can replace Montana facts with general bee facts from links above.

The Wonder of Discovery Activity Poster (Age 4-8)

1 coloring page and 3 poster activities you can print

http://pollinator.org/discoveryposter2013.htm

An Adventure with Bees (Integrated Curriculum for 4th and 5th Grades)

This unit is designed to engage student’s curiosity and expose them to the importance of the honeybee in our environment. Students have eight activities and also several opportunities for extensions that introduce the basics.

http://www.oakland.edu/upload/docs/mitshape/curricula/swartz/swartzbeeunit.pdf

Queen of the Sun Curriculum (4th and 5th Grade)

Beautifully written by Lauren Johnson, a Waldorf Teacher, this curriculum gives educators and students a way to learn about bees through art, science, history and poetry.

http://www.queenofthesun.com/educational-curriculum/

Plants and Animals, Partners in Pollination (3rd - 8th Grade)

Plant reproduction is crucial to all other life on this planet. This online unit explores the National Zoo's Pollinarium exhibition: how plant and animal partners interact to accomplish pollination.

http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/partners_in_pollination/index.html

Pollinators—Busy doing what? (Age 7-13)

Pollination is the bee's knees, literally! Watch the webisode and find out what you can do to help these busy creatures. Canada’s Hinterland Who’s WhoTube - http://tv.hww.ca/video/watch/1

Sting: A Bee Novel (Age 7-13)

http://www.raymondhuber.co.nz/writing-bee-novels-puzzles-poems-song-short-stories/sting/

http://www.raymondhuber.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/sting-classroom-ideas.pdf

Bees and Flowers: Partners in Pollination (Grade 6-8, Life Science)

https://www.toshiba.com/taf/common/docs/Bees_and_Flowers.pdf

Plant Pollination (Grade 6-8 with adaptation for older students)

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/plantpollination/

The Effect of Temperature and Gravity on Seed Germination (Grade 6-8)

http://lessonplanspage.com/ScienceExTempGravityAffectSeedGerminationMO68.htm/

Growing Pains (Grade 6-12)

In this lesson, students compare common food items with the parts of a plant. They then grow their own plants to assess the difficulties in assisting a plant’s growth and reproduction.

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2003/06/17/growing-pains/

The Biology and Apiculture of Honey Bees (Science Curriculum for High School Students)

http://westvistaurbanfarmschool.blogspot.com/2009/02/kids-can-keep-bees-too.html

Providing Native Bee Habitat on Farms (High School and older)

http://www.pollinator.org/Resources/Farming_for_Bees_2nd_edition.pdf

Pollinator Toolkit by Ecological Society of America (High School and older)

http://www.esa.org/ecoservices/poll/body.poll.intr.html

Beesource DIY Bee Homes (Middle School and older)

http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yourself/

Urban Beekeeping Article (Middle School and older)

Bees from urban hives allow city dwellers to generate their own food without land or dirt, and the bees aid local fruit production by pollinating trees. It’s also possible that urban bee colonies, exposed to fewer pesticides than their country cousins, may be resilient genetic reservoirs that could help worldwide bee populations recover from parasites and the little-understood colony collapse disorder.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/a-resilient-community/rooftop-beekeeping

More educational resources:

http://www.sparticl.org/topic/pollination/
http://www.pollinator.org/education.htm http://www.agpollinators.org/source_docs/educational_materials_appendix.pdf