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Core Knowledge Foundation

Insects Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 2nd Standards
A read-aloud anthology explores the world of bees, wasps, beetles, termites, ants, fireflies, and more. Scholars listen to stories and discuss topics and practice word work. Extension opportunities keep the learning going in and out of...
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Core Knowledge Foundation

Plants Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers K Standards
A 190-page anthology explores the life and parts of plants, flowers, and trees while boosting reading comprehension skills. Literature and informational texts showcase Johnny Appleseed and George Washington Carver. Lessons follow the...
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Curated OER

Darwin’s Bees

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What do you call a bee born in May? A maybe! This first instructional activity in a series of four begins with a starter activity to get scholars thinking about the topic. Then a circus, or circuit of seven activities, show Darwin's...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Cause and Effect Relationships - Silence of the Bees

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Why are bees disappearing? Explore cause and effect relationships with this interesting question. As the detailed lesson plan indicates, start by brainstorming some of the possible effects the disappearance of bees would have on the...
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PBS

Reading Adventure Pack: Bees

For Parents 3rd Standards
A Reading Adventure pack explores the busy life of bees. After reading a fiction and nonfiction text, scholars complete three hands-on activities. Participants invent a robot that can do the work of bees, cheers to hardworking bees with...
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Activity
Museum of Science

Egg Carton Nursery

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Observe nature in action. Young biologists make plant nurseries from cardboard egg cartons. Once the seeds sprout, they move the flowering plants outside and make observations of bees that pollinate the flowers.
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Printables
PreKinders

Insect Picture Word Cards

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Creepy crawly insects! Learn the names of 12 different insects, including ladybugs, cicadas, and katydids. Each card features a picture of the insect as well as its name in large letters.
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AP Test Prep
College Board

2017 AP® Biology Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
With AP Biology remaining the most popular AP science exam, many teachers need help preparing. The College Board offers the actual free-response questions from the 2017 test covering pollination, germination, and more. Scholars learn the...
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Teach Engineering

Bees: The Invaluable Master Pollinators

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
There is nothing in the world quite like a bee. Here is a video that explains the importance of bees to pollination. Scholars consider possible solutions to the declining population of bees in the ninth and final installment in the series.
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Rainforest Alliance

Stop and Smell the Flowers

For Teachers Pre-K - K
It's a bird! It's a bee! Actually, it's your learners flying from flower to flower smelling their scents! Using paper flowers and essential oils, pupils flutter between flowers to use their sense of smell to experience how animals use...
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Curated OER

Candlemaking

For Teachers 5th Standards
There might not be a butcher or baker, but you'll have a class full of candlestick makers after a hands-on lesson about candles make from beeswax. After a brief history of where beeswax comes from, young artisans craft their own...
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Unit Plan
National Park Service

Biodiversity—Bee Week

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
If you want scholars to fall in love with bees, this is the unit for you! Celebrate bees with a full week of material—designed for the Next Generation Science Standards—that addresses the importance of pollination and fertilization....
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Worksheet
K5 Learning

The Bee

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
See what all the buzz is about with a reading comprehension activity! Third and fourth graders read a short informational passage about bees before answering four questions about what they have learned.
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Unit Plan
Rural Science Education Program

Bees and Flowers – Partners in Pollination

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Why are bees so important? After several activities where kids investigate the form and function of flowers, they learn about the different types of bees and label them. They then examine pollen under a microscope and decide which bees...
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Worksheet
The Science Spot

Flower Basics

For Students 6th - 8th
Learn about plants and pollination with a worksheet about the parts of a flower. After labeling the anatomy of a flower using a word bank, kids explain the difference between self-pollination and cross-pollination, and unscramble the...
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Printables
Curated OER

My Mini Book About...

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Elementary learners complete a mini book on polar bears. The resource contains four pages, each a quarter of a page, including one title page with a picture of a polar bear and a space for kids to write their names. 
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Printables
Teacher Printables

My Mini Book About …

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
This is one of several printable pages on which little life scientists can write out their research on an assigned animal. The highlighted page is for alligator research, but several other animal pages are included as other materials....
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The New York Times

Trouble in the Hive: Researching the Decimation of Honeybee Colonies

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Teach your class about colony collapse disorder and foster discussion about causes and solutions for the honeybee problem. Class members read and discuss an article and participate in one of two detailed activities about pollination and...
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PPT
Curated OER

Alternative Animal Agriculture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Presenting an unusual topic, this collection of slides examines alternative animals that can be grown for profit or human use. It details the raising of rabbits as food, llamas for textiles, earthworms as fish bait, and a variety of...
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Worksheet
K12 Reader

Color the Spring Adjectives

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Grammar enthusiasts test their adjective knowledge with a learning exercise that challenges them to color each word a specific color based on the type of word that is found inside it. When complete, scholars discover a bright bouquet of...
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Worksheet
K5 Learning

The Bee

For Students 1st Standards
Early readers follow along as Lucy and her mother discuss why a bee is stuck in a flower then answer four reading comprehension questions. 
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Writing
Terminix

Bee Writing Prompt

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
What do your pupils know about bees? Ask them to examine facts and images about three different types of bees and write about one type. Pupils explain why their chosen bee is interesting and back up their ideas with facts and opinions....
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Curated OER

Bee Pollen Popular

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
The world would be a much different place without the help of pollinators. Read about the important role bats, hummingbirds, and various insects play in plant reproduction, exploring the interdependence of living things in an ecosystem....
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Bees Challenge

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this bees worksheet, students respond to 10 multiple choice questions regarding bees and their behavior in order to exhibit what they know about them.